For over 40 years, the Canadian Liver Foundation has been championing liver health for all Canadians. Our mandate is to reduce the incidence and impact of liver disease and we strive to achieve this by promoting liver health and raising funds to support research and education to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver disease.
As a liver health advocate, the CLF works with federal, provincial and municipal governments, community organizations and individuals to raise awareness of liver-related health issues, to emphasize the importance of prevention and to implement changes to improve the quality of life of those living with liver disease.
Health Canada Request for Patient Input on new liver disease drug therapies
If you or someone you are caring for has experienced hepatic encephalopathy or low platelets (thrombocytopenia), please consider filling out our surveys on new drug therapies for these conditions. To learn more, click here.
Report: Liver Disease in Canada: A Crisis in the Making
The liver is routinely misunderstood or ignored by the majority of Canadians but dismissing this vital organ has dangerous consequences to quality of life and life expectancy. The Canadian Liver Foundation has just released a landmark report on the state of liver disease in Canada which shows that over a period of only eight years, the death rate from liver disease has risen nearly 30%. View the report.
We want to give you a voice
The silence surrounding liver disease is taking a devastating toll on liver health care in this country. As a patient, family member, physician, nurse or allied health professional, you have the opportunity to:
- dispel misconceptions about liver disease
- communicate the impact liver disease can have on individuals and families
- emphasize the importance of liver health and encourage people to get tested
- help influence government policy governing access to care and treatment for patients.
Through the Canadian Liver Foundation’s advocacy petitions, surveys and public awareness campaigns, you can help fight for the programs that liver disease patients need and deserve.
Sign up today and we’ll share with you how you can get involved.
Are you a healthcare professional who wants to speak out on behalf of your patients coping with liver disease? Click here to sign up now.
Are you a patient or family member or friend of someone with liver disease who wants to bring more attention to this cause? Click here to sign up now.