The American Liver Foundation Pacific Coast Division joined Live Well San Diego as a Recognized Partner on December 8, 2016. The American Liver Foundation Pacific Coast Division has been working to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease since 1976. The American Liver Foundation is the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization for people living with liver disease and reaches more than 2 million people each year with health information, education and support services.
The American Liver Foundation operates a toll-free helpline to answer questions about liver disease and liver wellness, including risk factors, prevention, symptoms, early detection, diagnosis and treatment options. They direct callers to local services in their area, help them learn about clinical trials and help them find physicians.
The American Liver Foundation awards nearly $25 million for research. Over 800 scientists and physicians have broadened the understanding of the liver, discovered new ways to treat patients, published nearly 30,000 scientific journal articles and secured over 200 prestigious National Institutes of Health grants to further advance the scientific study of liver health and liver disease.
The American Liver Foundation makes a measurable difference in the fight against liver disease by providing financial support for medical research; educating patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals; advocating for patients and their families; and creating public awareness campaigns about liver wellness and disease prevention.
The American Liver Foundation is committed to continuing to advance the Live Well San Diego vision by offering several Community Education Programs on liver health and liver disease that are interactive and age appropriate and by participating in federal, state and local advocacy efforts to address the needs of people affected by liver disease and that focus on larger healthcare issues to improve liver health and increase research funding.