VA and the Global Liver Institute collaborate to enhance quality of life for Veterans with liver diseases

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new partnership with the Global Liver Institute (GLI) to improve the lives of Veterans with liver diseases.

Through this collaboration, VA and GLI will provide educational materials and webinars to help increase Veteran awareness about liver disease, increase health care engagement of Veterans with a suspected or confirmed liver disease diagnosis, and ensure equitable access to information and care for Veterans from disadvantaged or underserved communities.

Educating Veterans is a critical step toward preventing and improving care for liver disease. Current data suggests that more than 30% of Veterans receiving VA care have risk factors of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (formerly known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), and VA is determined to provide these Veterans with the world-class health care that they have earned and deserve.

“Through this partnership with GLI, we’ll be able to better educate – and ultimately care for — Veterans who have liver disease or are at risk of liver disease,” said Director of VA’s National Liver Disease Program Dr. Timothy Morgan. “We look forward to working with GLI to help the more than 4 million Veterans with risk factors for liver disease.”

“GLI believes in equitable access to information, support, and care for liver health for all — especially our nation’s Veterans,” said Chief Operating Officer at the Global Liver Institute Larry Holden. “By partnering with VA, we have a tremendous opportunity to expand liver health education, connections, and opportunities for Veterans and their providers.”

Veterans can access various liver disease resources on GLI’s webpage designed specifically for Veterans at Liver Help for Veterans. For more information about VHA health partnerships, visit VHA’s National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnership.

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