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 who have liver disease and to help their families. ALF
also sponsors a national organ-donor program to increase public awareness of
the continuing need for organs. You can send an email by completing a form on the contact page on the ALF website: www.liverfoundation.org/contact.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC): Division of Viral Hepatitis
The Division of Viral Hepatitis provides information
about viral hepatitis online and by telephone 24 hours a day. Pamphlets also
are available. Information is available in English and in Spanish.
Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901
1-800-891-0707 (301) 622-4200
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 doctors and
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to raise awareness of the need for immunizations to help prevent disease. The website has videos and photos about how vaccines work and the diseases the vaccines prevent.
The site also offers information about vaccine safety and common concerns and myths about
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.