American Liver Foundation
American Liver Foundation Mission Statement: Our mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
Research: Since 1979, the American Liver Foundation’s Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million in research funding. Over 750 qualified scientists and physicians have pursued careers in liver disease research and treatment as a result of receiving these funds early in their careers.
Core Programs: Love Your Liver: Love Your Liver is the American Liver Foundation’s interactive liver wellness education program targeted to elementary, middle, and high school students. The program educates students about the liver and the actions they can take to maximize their liver health and prevent liver disease. Since its inception in 2008, the Love Your Liver Program has successfully reached over 75,000 students.
Treatment Choices Initiative: The American Liver Foundation’s Treatment Choices Initiative is an education program targeted to individuals who have or are at high risk of hepatitis c infection. The program educates participants about the liver, liver disease, specifically hepatitis c, treatment options and other disease management strategies. The program also provides perspectives from hepatitis c positive individuals and additional support. Since its inception in 2006, the Treatment Choices Initiative has successfully reached over 10,000 participants.
Fatty Liver Information Program: The Fatty Liver Information Program is an education program targeted to the general public, as well as people with liver disease. The program facilitates a greater understanding of the liver and its functions, discusses the development and progression of fatty liver disease and offers a multi-disciplinary approach for maximizing health. Since its inception in 2009, the Fatty Liver Program has successfully reached nearly 2,000 participants.