Resources for Health Care Providers

Thank you for your interest in supporting the vascular health of adults with mobility disabilities, an underserved population with an elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
As part of this project we worked with a comprehensive panel composed of members that include hematologists, researchers, communication specialists, people with disabilities, public health policy, and educators to develop a series of communication assets with information on VTE targeting patients with mobility impairments, their caregivers, and primary care providers.
We hope these materials increase awareness and knowledge of VTE risks, provide strategies to improve health provider encounters, and increase VTE diagnostic testing, preventive services, and appropriate treatment among people with mobility disabilities.

VTE Project Resources to Download

These materials were developed as part of the Venous Thromboembolism Project. This project received funding from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD).  The website content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation. For more information about the project, contact Dr. Charles Drum at

We would like to thank the following organizations for their partnership and contributions to the VTE Project: National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), Ability360, Spa Area Independent Living Services (SAILS), and Anthem. Inc (now Elevance Health).

We would also like to thank the following individuals for participating on the VTE panel for this project: Billy Altom, Kelly Buckland, Lisa Fullam, Phil Pangrazio, Brenda Stinebuck, Peter Thomas, Dr. Peter Kouides,  Dr. Rachel Rosovsky, Merill Friedman, Roberta Carlin, and Karl Cooper.

Medical disclaimer: The information provided is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care providers with any questions you may have regarding medical conditions or treatments.

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