American Liver Foundation
The American Liver Foundation is an organization dedicated to educating the public about liver diseases and supporting individuals with these conditions, as well as their caregivers. A diagnosis of Hepatitis C can be overwhelming to many people who don’t know where to begin learning about the condition. The American Liver Foundation website is a good source for fact-based education and support.
For many people, hearing stories about how others cope with illness is the best way to learn how to deal with it on their own. The HCV Support website allows individuals with Hepatitis C to share knowledge, personal stories and support. It is a safe, private and anonymous way for people who have this condition to share their challenges and success or pose questions in order to learn from others. This online forum includes a chat room and private boards.
Hepatitis Central helps visitors stay up-to-date with the latest Hepatitis research and treatment options. It provides easy-to-understand information about topics ranging from common lab tests and symptoms of Hepatitis C to dietary recommendations. Many Frequently Asked Questions are available on Hepatitis Central to guide people who may be newly diagnosed and to provide more advanced information on latest scientific studies and findings.
Liver Health Connection
Liver Health Connection (formerly Hep C Connection) has identified a need to expand our existing hepatitis C patient advocacy model to address more diseases of the liver, including hepatitis B virus, NASH (the result of fatty liver disease), liver cancer, and HBV or HCV co-infection with HIV. Some of our services include a Liver Disease HelpLine (800-522-4372), free, hepatitis C antibody testing, and educational classes for patients and providers.
Hepatitis Foundation International
The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is dedicated to increasing and promoting health and wellness, as well as, reducing the incidence of preventable liver- related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver. Some of these diseases include obesity, diabetes, hepatitis, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and liver cancer. HFI implements our mission through touchstones to educate, prevent, serve, support, and reach well over 5 million patients and health care professionals annually.
HFI’s website offers online resources, instructional webinars, and education materials for patients and providers in multiple languages. Website visitors can also sign up for HFI’s online newsletter for current information on hepatitis research and information.
Hepatitis C Association
The focus of the Hepatitis C Association is to educate the public, including both patients and medical providers, about this virus and its impact on the lives of people who live with this condition. The organization is dedicated to helping people reduce their risk factors for Hepatitis C, protect their livers if already diagnosed, and adopt healthy behaviors that can promote good liver health even after infection. The website also provides important information about organ donation and promotes access to a free support line.