About Clot Connect

Clot Connect's Annual Program Report 2014 now available

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Clot Connect (clotconnect.org) is an outreach initiative housed within the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which since late 2010 has provided information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.   Clot Connect has evolved rapidly during the past 4 years and this growth is highlighted in a 2014 annual report which details the history and outreach activities of the program.   The report is available, at this link
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Highlights of the program report include:
  • Since 2010, over 715,000 people have been connected to information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism through ClotConnect.org.  (page 6)
  • The clotconnect.org website receives ~ 90,0000 unique individual visitors each month. (page 6)
  • The 'networked community' continues to grow:  1,680+ persons receive the program’s email newsletter each month,  ~ 1,500 persons have opted to receive blog updates by email, ~ 1,400 linked via social media. (page 7)
  • The program has increasingly engaged in national clot education initiatives. (page 5)
Improving health outcomes requires a multifaceted approach and education--of both patient and health care professional--is a key component in supporting a comprehensive care model. 
For patients, it means empowering them with knowledge about their condition and treatment so they can be active partners in their health care, resulting in better and safer treatment, greater satisfaction and an improved quality of life.
For health care professionals, it means providing them with the information and resources they need to confidently and consistently provide quality care to patients who have experienced venous thromboembolism. 
Clot Connect is pleased with the successes of the past four years, but realize there is far more to do.  Between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with DVT/PE.  Clot Connect presents a unique opportunity to address an unmet need. We look forward to continuing to meet the educational needs of patients and health care professionals.
Clot Connect's Mission
To increase knowledge of venous thrombosis, thrombophilia and anticoagulation by connecting patients and health care professionals to educational and support resources.