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Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

The Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) is part of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC. In collaboration with domestic and global partners, DVH provides the scientific and programmatic foundation and leadership for the prevention and control of hepatitis virus infections and their manifestations. DVH consists of three branches — the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, the Prevention Branch, and the Laboratory Branch — that work collaboratively to prevent viral hepatitis infections and associated liver disease.

Review Date: July 25, 2011

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NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NDDIC was established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies, voluntary organizations on the national level, and professional groups to identify and respond to informational needs about digestive diseases.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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Alpha-1- Association

The goal of this nonprofit organization is to further support, education, and research efforts for individuals and their families affected by alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD).

Review Date: January 05, 2009

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American College of Gastroenterology

ACG was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by its commitment to meeting the needs of clinical gastroenterology practitioners. More than 12,000 physicians from 82 countries are members of the ACG.

Review Date: September 16, 2011

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American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) was formed in 1976 to promote and fund research on liver diseases -- hepatitis, liver cancer, pediatric liver disease, other liver diseases and injuries -- and to inform the public about these diseases. Research grants are awarded to physician, student and postdoctoral researchers, and prizes are presented for the best research projects. ALF sponsors postgraduate courses on liver disease diagnosis and management for physicians and other health professionals. A nationwide network of chapters and support groups exists to help patients and their families. ALF also sponsors a national organ donor program to increase public awareness of the continuing need for organs.

Review Date: July 28, 2009

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Association for Glycogen Storage Disease

The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (AGSD) is a nonprofit support group, established in 1979, for families and persons affected by glycogen storage disease (GSD). AGSD was organized to promote and protect the interests of all persons affected by GSD; to coordinate scientific, educational, and charitable activities related to GSD; to act as a clearinghouse on GSD-related matters; and to publish and distribute material to doctors and other interested persons. AGSD holds a yearly conference focusing on the latest research, care, and treatments available to affected persons.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

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Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the lives of those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community and the general public.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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Hepatitis Foundation International

The mission of the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is to educate the public, patients, and professionals about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis and other preventable liver diseases. HFI serves as an advocate for patients and the medical community worldwide. HFI conducts Foundation For Decision Making education and train-the-trainer programs for healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, educators and the public. It promotes preventive education and healthy lifestyles with its award winning videos and materials on liver wellness and the prevention of hepatitis and substance abuse. The Foundation collaborates with SAMHSA, CDC, OMH, other government and non-government agencies, the corporate community and lay organizations to encourage their participation in Partners in Liver Wellness, a multifaceted hepatitis and substance abuse prevention initiative. HFI also has a second web site: www.partnersinliverwellness.org

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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Iron Disorders Institute

Iron Disorders Institute (IDI) is a 501(c)3 national organization headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Iron Disorders Institute’s vision is that no one should suffer or die prematurely because of Iron-Out-of-Balance™. IDI exists so that people with iron disorders receive early, accurate (complete) diagnosis, appropriate treatment and are equipped to live in good health. Iron Disorders Institute (IDI) is part of an International Alliance of patient support and advocacy organizations promoting hemochromatosis (also spelled: haemochromatosis).

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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