American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation is a national, voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education and advocacy.

Although liver diseases are among the leading seven major causes of death in the United States, there was no national voluntary health agency devoted exclusively to combating liver diseases until 1976, when the American Liver Foundation was formed. Many serious liver diseases are potentially preventable; education about them can give individuals an opportunity to participate in their own preventive health care.

An increase in research can make it possible to develop improved treatments and find cures. A major effort is necessary to control the increase in liver diseases.

For more information, or to contact American Liver Foundation, see their website at: www.liverfoundation.org

» Recent News

American Liver Foundation Announces 2004 Research Award Winners
26 May 04 | The American Liver Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2004 Research Awards program. Since it began funding research, the American Liver Foundation has awarded $14 million in grants.

American Liver Foundation Chair Dr. Paul Berk Honored With George Jamieson Humanitarian Award
20 May 04 | Paul D. Berk, MD, was awarded the American Liver Foundation's most distinguished honor, the George Jamieson Humanitarian Award, on May 1, 2004 at the Foundation's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Liver Health and Diet Linked in Film
07 May 04 | The American Liver Foundation applauds the release of Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me for drawing national attention to the related problems of liver health and obesity.

Culinary Galas of the American Liver Foundation
05 May 04 | In 1992, the Arizona Chapter of the American Liver Foundation launched the first Flavors of... event. The gala, intended to raise money for research and education, was an immediate success!

ALF Initiates Drive Away Liver Disease Vehicle Donation Program
02 Mar 04 | The American Liver Foundation (ALF) recently initiated its Drive Away Liver Disease program. Drive Away Liver Disease allows people to make a tax deductible donation of their used vehicles to the ALF.

ALF Honors Schering-Plough for Corporate Excellence
10 Feb 04 | The American Liver Foundation (ALF) has honored Schering-Plough with a special award for its excellence in corporate leadership in recognition of the company's outstanding and continued support for helping in the fight against liver disease.

Saving Lives Starts with an Organ Donation
22 Jan 04 | Today, there are more than 82,000 people on the waiting list for life-saving organs. In particular, the demand for livers is projected to increase by more than 300% over the next decade due in part to the emerging impact of hepatitis C.

Congressman Lynch to Receive ALF Government Achievement Award
24 Oct 03 | Congressman Stephen F. Lynch will receive the American Liver Foundation's Government Achievement Award for his work in introducing the Liver Research Enhancement Act, a bill that will sharpen the focus on the study and funding of liver research.

2004 American Liver Foundation Awards - Call for Nominations
07 Aug 03 | To honor outstanding individuals in the fight against hepatitis and other liver diseases, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) has a number of awards to be presented in April, 2004.

ALF Announces 2003 Research Award Winners
17 Jun 03 | The American Liver Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2003 Research Awards program. Since it began funding research, the American Liver Foundation has awarded $13 million in grants.

New Director of ALF's Greater NY Chapter Appointed
16 Jun 03 | The American Liver Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Rori Fleshel as Greater New York Chapter Director, effective July 21st. Rori comes to ALF with twelve years of non-profit and national health agency experience.

HIT'M: ALF Launches New Training Manual for Health Professionals
27 May 03 | HIT'M is a comprehensive guide that provides hepatitis C education to health professionals in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted disease, harm reduction and/or drug treatment professionals.

New Director Appointed to Delaware Valley Chapter
02 May 03 | The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Johnson as the Chapter Director for our Delaware Valley Chapter, effective May 27th.

ALF Commends CDC for Addressing Hepatitis in the Nation's Prisons
24 Jan 03 | The American Liver Foundation (ALF) applauds the new recommendations issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of viral hepatitis in the nation's corrections facilities.

Biliary Atresia Clinical Research Consortium
09 Jan 03 | The Biliary Atresia Clinical Research Consortium (BARC) is composed of 9 sites throughout the United States that will focus on the study of biliary atresia.

 


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