HFI’s Programs presents opportunities for partnership and collaboration as the Foundation works to decrease the incidence of liver disease nationally and globally; while effectively maximizing healthcare dollars. HFI’s program implementation seeks to impact the health structure/system while improving processes to realize optimal health outcomes. Organizations can partner with HFI to reach more than 5 million patients families, patients and healthcare providers annually to promote liver wellness, healthy lifestyles, and reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health. For more information and to collaborate, email Programs@HepatitisFoundation.org or call (800) 891-0707.
The Diabetes L.I.V.E.™ (Lifestyle, Informed, InterVention, and Education) program focuses on screening and educating 1.5 million individuals nationwide. Through this signature program, HFI provides innovative educational strategies and resources to individuals and health care providers as part of our goal to improve the quality of life and health of persons at risk for type II diabetes. Identified risk factors addressed through this program include: obesity, high cholesterol, fatty liver, high blood pressure; high glucose levels; and hereditary predisposition. Of our target population, it is anticipated that 35% or more will report a decrease in risk factors and/or delayed onset of diabetes as a result of HFI’s Diabetes L.I.V.E.™ Program.
The Hepatitis Health Hotline™ links constituents, nationally and internationally, to care, treatment, health care resources and clinical trials, and individuals in better navigating the health system for optimal health outcomes. As a first line of defense for the newly diagnosed, the Hotline receives over 200 calls a month; offers an effective way to provide callers/patients with accurate information, counseling, and referrals to appropriate community-based services or resources while preserving their anonymity.
T.E.X.T.T™ (Take, Empowering Axtion (action) Test, and Treat) program goal is to reduce the incidence of viral hepatitis C infection and HIV/AIDS by increasing HIV and HCV testing rates, continuing to educate healthcare providers and to increase awareness among high risk populations while promoting healthy lifestyles. The program is focused on providing innovative educational strategies and resources to individuals at risk, in different stages of treatment while managing their illness for optimal health outcomes.
T.E.X.T.T 50 program goal is to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS among elder population, health care providers, and people over the age of 50. Approximately one-third of all adults with HIV today are over the age of 50 and this number is expected to increase to one-half by 2015. This fast growing group has had an enormous burden on the health care and has not been properly addressed.
T. E. R. U. S. S.T. (Total Engagement In Research Under Safe Scientific Training) -Dispelling Myths & Engaging Minorities in Research’s program primary goal is to ensure that there is increased engagement and participation of minorities in clinical trials and clinical research. Some of our key objectives is to dispel myths and highlight the responsible conduct of research for minority populations. HFI is addressing this issue by planning workshops and scientific conferences to develop novel approaches and policies for increasing participation of minorities in clinical trials.
Best Fed Breast Fed program was developed as an innovative program to increase breast feeding among HBV & HCV infected mothers while decreasing stigma and educating low income, and minority women on the benefits of breastfeeding their children. Subsequently additional program outcomes also seek to ensure these women and their babies are linked to care and access for needed vaccinations.
HFI is developing a program to evaluate an existing health care policy in correctional facilities regarding the prevention, control and treatment of blood-borne diseases. This will ensure that human rights of incarcerated population are respected and decrease the public health threat to the general population upon their release. The epidemic level of blood-borne diseases (HIV, HVB, HVC) among incarcerated population requires immediate action.
Foundation for Decision Making™ is the Train the Trainer program developed to train intermediaries in corporations, schools and organizations. With over 87 training sessions held nationwide, FDM promotes receptivity to learning by presenting entertaining and memorable liver health messages using analogies from daily life activities that young and old alike can relate to. Extensive evaluations of this unique approach prove that once informed about the functions of the liver, individuals are motivated to avoid liver damaging activities, to assess their own risk behaviors, seek testing and adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors.
HFI is convening four (4) meetings across the country to address Hepatitis C (HCV) Access to Treatment among the Hard to Reach, Hard to Treat™. HFI defines this population as those across racial and ethnic minorities as well as veterans, homeless, Medicaid population, injection drug users and others that lag behind the general population with respect to diagnosis, access to care and treatment. These Stakeholder meetings are designed to engage critical thinking to strategize for effective policy recommendations, interventions and messaging that will serve to effectively address key issues among these targeted population groups. Furthermore, these meetings will include an audience of thought leaders to discuss and develop key recommendations on access, state based HCV Medicaid policy, testing, diagnosis, care and treatment.