Mission: The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is a private, [501(c)(3) approved] not-for-profit voluntary membership organization dedicated to the eradication of viral hepatitis. Founded in 1994, HFI provides education, training programs, and materials for the public, patients, educators, and medical professionals about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral hepatitis. HFI supports research to find cures, provides a telephone support network for patients, a toll-free hot-line in the United States and Canada, a database of hepatitis support groups, and a web-site with information in multiple languages.
Hepatitis Foundation International's mission is to bring viral hepatitis under control through increasing research efforts, professional and lay education programs and preventive education promoting liver wellness and advocating for patients and the medical community on critical issues.
Target demographics: all ages
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5 million, patients, families, community based organizations and health care providers
Geographic areas served: nationwide & globally
Programs: The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1994 working to eradicate chronic hepatitis for 500 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.
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.
Before making a donation to this organization, I checked to see what percent of my dollar would be spent on programs, service and research. Can you believe their overhead is at 8 percent? This was great to know and I will consider donating again in the future.
I stumbled upon HFI's website and after a few phone calls made arrangements to volunteer my time. I was amazed that a small nonprofit would have such a big impact in the health arena. HFI operates a hepatitis hotline and the calls fielded and people helped was inspiring.