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ALF Educational Programs

The American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Division conducts a variety of educational programs about liver health and wellness and ways to prevent, treat, and live with liver disease. Our goal is to reach into the community to work with agencies, organizations, schools and companies to provide these programs to those who would benefit from them the most.

Current Core Programs available:

Viral Hepatitis Program
Focusing on hepatitis C, and addressing hepatitis A, hepatitis B, this program is offered to hospitals, detox centers, prisons and community-based organizations that provide services for addiction and substance abuse. It covers information about the liver, disease risk factors, prevention, coping with the challenges of living with hepatitis and advances in treatment. Also addresses stigma related issues as a result of having a HCV diagnosis

Liver Wellness Program
The American Liver Foundation offers a general liver education program for adults seeking to understand how the liver functions and the causes of and risk factors and treatments for the most prevalent liver diseases. The program is offered to adult community groups including civic organizations, hospitals and other community settings and can also be part of corporate wellness programs.

Youth Education Program
Our Youth Education Initiative is an interactive liver wellness education program targeted to elementary, middle, high school and college students. The program educates students about the liver and the actions they can take to maximize their liver health and prevent liver disease.

The Program has three components:
Elementary - which targets grades three through five; Middle School - educating grades six through eight; and our Teens to Twenties - Liver Wellness Guide which specializes in educating grades nine through college. Each presentation is age appropriate concentrating on issues which help educate children, adolescents and young adults about how their liver functions, types of liver diseases, risk factors and ways to keep their livers healthy. By participating in this program, young people can achieve a greater awareness and understanding of the liver’s importance, maximize their liver health and be an integral part of preventing the spread of liver disease.

Our Community Outreach & Education Manager is available to present these programs as well as a cadre of trained volunteer speakers. We will make every attempt to honor all requests. For more information or to schedule a program please contact Paul Bolter, Community Outreach and Education Manager at pbolter@liverfoundation.org or call him at (212) 943-1059 x2125.

Page updated: May 30th, 2014