The American Liver Foundation (ALF) funds research and informs the public
about liver disease. A nationwide network of chapters and support groups exists
to help people with liver disease and their families. ALF also sponsors a
national organ donor program to increase public awareness of the continuing
need for organs.
Hepatitis Branch—U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
The Hepatitis Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
provides information about viral hepatitis online and by telephone. Pamphlets
also are available.
Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901
This organization is a grassroots communication and support network for
people with viral hepatitis. It provides education to patients, professionals,
and the public about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral
hepatitis. The organization will make referrals to local support groups.
Immunization Action Coalition
1573 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
The organization works to increase awareness of the need for immunization
and to boost immunization rates.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
This clearinghouse is a service of the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the U.S. National Institutes
of Health. The clearinghouse answers questions; develops, reviews, and sends
out publications; and coordinates information resources about digestive
diseases. Publications produced by the clearinghouse are reviewed carefully for
scientific accuracy, content, and readability. The clearinghouse does not
provide medical advice.
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