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Capitol BuildingALF Advocates for Liver Disease on Capitol Hill

Each year, as part of our advocacy mission, the American Liver Foundation brings individuals from across ALF’s nationwide liver community to visit their congressional representatives and share information about the needs of their constituents who are affected by liver disease. Last week, sixty-two people, ages 10 to 70-plus, fanned out to the offices of 89 Members of Congress. They came from across the country, from Maine to Hawaii; from the smallest state of Rhode Island to some of the largest—Texas and California—and represented nearly a dozen different liver diseases. Many ALF constituencies were represented, including patients, physicians, caregivers, parents and ALF staff and Board members.

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Liver Life Blog Post World Hepatitis Day 2020

You may have seen a previous Liver Life Blog post from Lindsay Ventura, National Manager, Outreach and Education.  Here’s a vlog from Lindsay where she introduces herself and shares some information about World Hepatitis Day! ...

ALF Hosts Leadership Conference in New York

Each year, the American Liver Foundation family gathers in New York City to touch base, take stock and prepare to move forward.  From February 9th to the 12th, sixty of us—Board members, National leadership, Division ...

ALF Corporate Council Meeting Reports “We Are Better Together”

The American Liver Foundation’s most recent Corporate Council meeting, on September 24, was extremely productive. We were able to share an international patient survey with council members to spark an important conversation about best ways ...

Hepatorenal Syndrome Conference Hosted by ALF and the National Kidney Foundation

On September 16th, the American Liver Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation hosted an educational conference, “HRS Dialogue,” in Washington, DC. The seminar was designed to create awareness about Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS), which is often ...

September is Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Awareness Month

What do potluck dinners, Ask the Experts events, Facebook posts and the ALF Helpline have in common? They all help raise awareness, share information and support those affected by primary biliary cholangitis. September was PBC ...

Liver Cancer Awareness Month 2019

It’s October, and that means it’s Liver Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, the American Liver Foundation has partnered with Gilead for a public awareness campaign. The efforts aim to encourage people who are at ...

ALF Participates in World Hepatitis Day to “Find the Missing Millions”

World Hepatitis Day was July 28th and ALF, together with other public health organizations, called on people from across the country and around the world to take action and raise awareness to “Find the Missing ...

ALF Advocates for Liver Disease on Capitol Hill

Each year, as part of our advocacy mission, the American Liver Foundation brings individuals from across ALF’s nationwide liver community to visit their congressional representatives and share information about the needs of their constituents who ...

ALF Honors Veterans, Educates Public and Encourages Testing

There are over 20 million military veterans in the United States. They served our country to protect our liberties and keep the world safe. Now the American Liver Foundation is working to keep them safe ...

A Meeting of the ALF Patient Advisory Committee

Eleven individuals whose lives have been affected by hepatic encephalopathy (HE) came together in July to become the American Liver Foundation’s newest patient advocates as members of our National Patient Advisory Committee (NPAC). Eight of ...

ALF Annual Advocacy Day

From Monday, March 12th to Wednesday, March 14th,  fifty five American Liver Foundation patient advocates and staff participated in our ALF Annual Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. and our pre- and post-activities.  What can fifty-five ...

ALF Illinois Advocacy!

ALF Great Lakes Division hosted a table at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday, November 7th 2017. The Great Lakes Division answered liver related question and raised awareness about liver disease and wellness! ...

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