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Supporting Patients Through Advocacy



The American Liver Foundation takes a leadership role in advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans living with liver disease and their families.

  • American Liver Foundation testifies before Congress and state legislatures on important issues related to liver disease to help effect change in public health policy.
  • We actively lobby Congress and state legislatures for legislation to support increases in organ donations.
  • We have been a moving force behind the acceptance of an agreement on a comprehensive “Research Agenda” for liver disease.
  • The Foundation’s “Annual Day on the Hill” engages staff and volunteers in a full day of lobbying for legislation on critical issues including increased funding for research, public health education and organ donor awareness.
  • The Foundation participates in numerous coalitions and works in partnership with other organizations to support public policy and funding into research, education and advocacy for liver disease and wellness initiatives.
  • American Liver Foundation has been active in obtaining cosponsors for the Liver Research Enhancement Act (HR1743) to create a center within the National Institutes for Health that will focus solely on research into liver-related diseases.

Recent Advocacy Activity


National Patient Advisory Committee Members William Yarborough and Navin Vij, MD, (left and right) join ALF National Program Director Jonathan Martin in Washington, DC, to advocate for more research on Hepatitis C (March 2015).

3-12-15 American Liver Foundation Position on New Hepatitis C Drugs


9-17-14 American Liver Foundation Statement about UNOS Proposed Organ Distribution


9-14-14 ALF Supports International PBC Day


7-25-14 The American Liver Foundation Stands with Organizations Worldwide to Support July 28th World Hepatitis Day


3-10-14 ALF Public Statement on Hep B Screening



Page updated: March 26th, 2015