|American Liver Foundation (ALF)|
|39 Broadway, Suite 2700|
|New York, NY 10006|
|Phone: ||1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837)|
|Fax: ||(212) 483-8179|
|Web Address: ||www.liverfoundation.org|
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|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/index.htm|
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|
|Fax: ||(301) 622-4702|
|Web Address: ||www.hepfi.org|
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 support groups.
|Immunization Action Coalition|
|1573 Selby Avenue|
|St. Paul, MN 55104|
|Phone: ||(651) 647-9009|
|Fax: ||(651) 647-9131|
|Web Address: ||www.immunize.org|
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 vaccines.
|National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse|
|2 Information Way|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-3570|
|Fax: ||(703) 738-4929|
|TDD: ||1-866-569-1162 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov|
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.