American Liver Foundation Launches New Awareness Campaign, Liver Health Education Events and More
FAIRFIELD, NJ, Oct. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — October is National Liver Awareness Month and the American Liver Foundation is encouraging everyone to find out if they are at risk for fatty liver disease through its public awareness campaign, Think Liver Think Life™. Fatty liver disease affects an estimated 80-100 million Americans. Through a simple liver health quizavailable at ThinkLiverThinkLife.organyone can find out if they’re at risk and learn what to do next. Two of the most common risk factors for liver disease are diabetes and obesity.
“Finding out if you’re at risk is the first step towards taking positive action for your liver health,” said Lorraine StiehlChief Executive Officer, American Liver Foundation. “Through our liver health quizliver awareness events, educational webinars and screenings happening in states throughout the US, we will help more people get diagnosed early, take action before it’s too late, and live longer, healthier lives.”
The Think Liver Think Life national public health campaign aims to ensure every American understands their risk for liver disease, receives the appropriate diagnostic testing and care coordination and feels well-informed and supported throughout their liver journey. The Think Liver Think Life campaign is modeled after a 2020-2021 pilot ALF conducted with Fundacion Latino Americana de Accion Social (FLAS), a non-profit community-based organization that serves uninsured and underinsured individuals in Houston, Texas.From March 2021-October 2021305 at risk individuals were screened for liver disease, and 58% were found to have some form of fatty …