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The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1994 working to eradicate chronic hepatitis for 400 million people globally. HFI is also dedicated to increasing and promoting health and wellness, as well as, reducing the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver. Some of these diseases include; obesity, diabetes, hepatitis, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease and fatty/liver cancer. In addition to supporting overall health and wellness, HFI focuses on addressing outlying issues that negatively affect the health of the nation including: patient centered research, disparities, cultural competence, health literacy, vaccines, drug use, as well as, maternal and child health issues.
The Hepatitis Foundation International implements its mission through our touchstones to educate, prevent, serve, support and reach over 5 million patients and health care professionals annually through our public and private partnerships. Our mission has four distinct components which include:
- Educate the public, health care providers and hepatitis patients how to prevent, diagnose, and treat viral hepatitis and other systemic disease.
- Prevent viral hepatitis by promoting liver wellness and healthful lifestyles.
- Serve as advocates for hepatitis patients and the related medical community worldwide.
- Support research for the advancement of prevention efforts, innovative treatment, and cures for viral hepatitis and other diseases that negatively impact the liver.