Our programs educate and offer resources to Texans who want to keep their liver healthy or who are dealing with liver disease. We address a wide range of liver health and disease issues and are working to expand our programs as we grow.
Every month, starting in October 2021, expert panels of physicians, healthcare providers, patients, and advocates discuss and answer your questions about liver disease, liver health and liver transplantation. We are partnering with the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science in Houston on this program.
NAFLD is a liver disease that occurs when too much fat accumulates in the liver. NAFLD is associated with obesity and other chronic diseases. It affects 40 million Americans and 1 in 10 children. Our program, in partnership with Doctors for Change, has placed a “sugary drinks” poster to start conversations between parents and doctors in hundreds of pediatrician offices in Texas. Right now we are continuing to place it in pediatrician offices across Texas.
The Texas Liver Foundation advocates for policies to better support liver patients and improve access to healthcare for all Texans. We support work at the local, state, and federal levels. As members of the Global Liver Institute’s Liver Action Network, we are aware of legislative and policy actions that affect liver patients in Texas and how we can help.
Your generous gift will help us fulfill our mission to inform Texans about liver health and liver disease, and to improve their quality of life and outcomes through education, advocacy and partnership. All donations remain in the community.