Global Awareness. Local Impact.
CLA's mission is to promote disease awareness, prevention, education, advocacy, and research. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the Community Liver Alliance has grown to have a national presence while still holding true to a mission to invest in local communities and give voice to patients and providers.
News & Information
2021 CLA Research Grant Awarded to Dr. Hamza Yazdani
Dr. Hamza Yazdani 2022 CLA Research Grant Recipient On behalf of the Community Liver Alliance and its Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 5th
Medicare Cuts Worrisome
Letter to the Editor: Medicare Cuts Worrisome Trib Live September 2021 As I work with Medicare seniors in Pennsylvania, I am concerned about prospective cuts to clinical lab services. In
Suzanna Masartis Speaks Out for Hep C
Testimony of Suzanna Masartis Executive Director, Community Liver Alliance Joint Informational Meeting of the Pennsylvania House Health and Insurance Committees Monday, April 20, 2015 My name is Suzanna Masartis and
There is 80 to 100 million people in the USA that have Fatty Liver Disease and most do not even know they have it. Liver Disease does not discriminate. It affects any age, social economics and race. Liver cancer incidence rates have more than tripled since 1980, while the death rates have more than doubled during this time.
Ensure funding for COVID-19 and liver disease public health programs, research, vaccine dissemination; ensure that people living with liver disease are not disproportionately impacted and do not experience unnecessary or discriminatory health care or treatment disruptions.
Address inequities in the care of people impacted by liver disease, especially the excess incidence rate of liver cancer in black men in America.
Advance the U.S. NASH Action Plan, and ensure patients with liver disease perspectives are represented in relevant legislative packages: COVID-19, diabetes, and obesity.
Work with regulators to establish logical pathways to consistently approve therapies for liver diseases, particularly rare liver diseases.
Advocate for funding that ensures meaningful growth of vital liver disease research and the improving of liver health.
Urgently respond to the inequities that impact organ transplantation; modernize the U.S. Organ Donation system, improve care for transplant patients, and increase the number of available organs.
Increase support for hepatitis programs and raise awareness of viral hepatitis; advocate for the elimination of viral hepatitis .
Advance health care policies that reflect each person’s unique needs and drive access to personalized, patient-centric care.
Support policy solutions that curb patients’ health care expenses; advocate for the smoothing and capping of out-of-pocket costs in Medicare Part D.
Upcoming Program & Events
HCC Virtual Liver Journal ClubVirtual
The Community Liver Alliance invites you to join us for the HCC Virtual Liver Journal Club on March 29, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET. The Community Liver […]
HCC Patient Round TableVirtual
The Community Liver Alliance (CLA) will hold a patient roundtable on March 30, 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST. The discussion aims to identify the needs of liver cancer […]
Treating HIV/HCV Co-InfectionVirtual
Hosted by Rebecca Altman, MPH, CRNP, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, AAHIVS Virtual via Zoom - Register now! *** Industry partners must have an exhibit or sponsorship to participate in the […]
Addressing Disparities in Liver Diseases ConferenceVirtual
The Community Liver Alliance is collaborating with national colleagues to host our first Addressing Disparities in Liver Diseases Conference. This virtual Conference will be held on April 18, 2023 12:00 […]
The Community Liver Alliance announces its second annual awareness campaign - DeLIVERing Hope! The campaign calls attention to the prevalence of liver diseases and the disparities that exist among vulnerable […]
DeLIVERing Hope: Kick-Off Party100 West Station Square Drive Suite 212 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 100 West Station Square Drive Suite 212, Pittsburgh, PA
April 20, 2023 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET CLA Headquarters (Station Square office) Be our guest to learn how you can support our new awareness and sunflower sale fundraising campaign to call […]