Alcohol and Your Liver Program
This program focuses on the short and long-term impact of alcohol on the liver. It addresses the impact of U.S. culture on our alcohol consumption habits, the difference between alcohol use, abuse, binge drinking, addiction and dependence, and how the liver is physically impacted. It is intended to spark discussion among audience members about their own patterns of alcohol use, and encourage thoughtful consideration alcohol in our culture. This program is ideal for student groups, campus orientations, substance treatment programs, and community education activities.
Liver Wellness Program
The American Liver Foundation’s Liver Wellness Education Program provides an overview of how to keep one’s liver healthy as well as setting specific plans to maximize liver health by changing unhealthy lifestyles. The program includes information about the liver, action steps that one can take to maximize their liver health, prevent liver disease and live a long, healthy life.
The Liver Wellness Education Program is a versatile program that can stand alone or be used as part of a corporate wellness series. It can be used as a “Lunch and Learn” for civic organizations, library groups or anywhere healthy living programs are needed. It is meant to increase awareness and the importance of the liver, to understand that liver health is a way of life and to ultimately understand that optimum health is your choice.
This program can be customized to fit the time constraints of most organizations. So Liver Wellness is not only a liver wellness education program but also a way to promote healthier living.
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Education Program
This program provides an urgent overview to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, a condition estimated to affect between 30 – 40% of American adults and as many as 10% of children. This program covers the important role of the liver in body, and discussed the vital link between obesity and fatty liver, including lifestyle choices that can reduce risk of serious long-term complications such as cirrhosis and liver failure and liver cancer. This program is an ideal piece in a series of liver health and wellness presentations.
Teens to Twenties Liver Wellness Guide
This guide was created specifically for high school and college aged students. This presentation covers all of the issues covered in the Middle School version however in much more depth. This program also deals with social problems and lifestyle issues of today’s youth. It covers the risks of alcohol and binge drinking, drugs, including information on street, over-the-counter and prescriptions drugs, information on acetaminophen, the most common misused over-the-counter drug today, tattooing and body piercings, sexual behavior, and viral hepatitis. There are photos of a healthy and cirrhotic liver as well as the progression of liver disease and other graphics reinforcing some of the major issues presented.
Once a student has participated in this program, students will have a greater understanding of the liver’s importance and will take the necessary steps to maximize their liver health and prevent the further spread of liver disease. It is the American Liver Foundation’s hope that students will share their knowledge with family and friends, resulting in playing an active role in impacting the liver health of all those around them.
The American Liver Foundation’s Viral Hepatitis Program is an education program targeted to individuals who either have or are at risk for viral hepatitis, especially for the hepatitis C virus. The program educates participants about the liver, liver disease (especially hepatitis C), risk factors, prevention, current treatment options and other disease management strategies.
Viral Hepatitis Programs are conducted at community-based organizations that serve this “at risk” population. These include drug treatment facilities, clinics, hospitals, correctional institutions, homeless shelters, drop-in centers, support groups, or senior centers.
American Liver Foundation Program Directors and personnel or specially trained volunteers provide a detailed overview comparing the differences between hepatitis A, B and especially hepatitis C. Special attention is given to explaining risk factors, prevention and transmission methods, as well as disease impact, the most current disease treatments and symptom management. Local resources are provided as well as educational materials.
The goal of the Viral Hepatitis Program provided by the American Liver Foundation is to make certain that participants, especially patients thoroughly understand the liver’s importance and through their actions prevent risking contracting hepatitis in any form, improving their overall health and in general, prevent the further spread of any liver diseases.
Last Updated on April 10, 2018
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