Our team worked hard to create a website that will engage people whose lives have been impacted by these diseases. It is extremely informative and offers everything from practical recommendations to hope for the future.
Clarksburg, MD (PRWEB) October 23, 2008
To better fulfill its mission of helping the millions of people affected by Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) has just launched a completely renovated website. According to Kathleen Honaker, Executive Director, "Our team worked hard to create a website that will engage people whose lives have been impacted by these diseases. It is extremely informative and offers everything from practical recommendations to hope for the future."
AHAF is a non-profit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and has a strong public outreach program. The new AHAF website is a vital source of reliable, up-to-date information for the rising number of people diagnosed with these age-related, degenerative diseases.
The redesigned website includes a wealth of information on the diseases themselves, prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, and coping with everyday challenges, as well as the latest research news and medical updates. In the "Questions and Answers" section, visitors can find expert answers to inquiries from others, or ask specific questions that arise in living with these diseases. To enhance the site's utility, AHAF has partnered with SnapforSeniors™ with a direct link to this company's comprehensive database of senior housing throughout the U.S. The information provided by the SnapforSeniors database will help people make the best decisions about living arrangements for themselves or loved ones. AHAF has also partnered with an organization, Lotsa Helping Hands, to provide an online calendar that enables caregivers and volunteers to coordinate their activities.
Visitors will find the site very simple to navigate and will be able to quickly get the information they need. To assist the visually impaired, there is an easy to use text size and color contrast adjuster. Copies of all AHAF print publications are also available in portable document format (PDF) to read online or download.
Current and potential supporters of AHAF's mission and research programs will have many ways to make online donations, and to get involved through existing and new initiatives. Plans are underway for a tribute program in which people will be able to create a personalized page so friends and relatives can help raise funds to memorialize or honor a loved one. Since inception, AHAF has awarded more than $90.3 million in research grants to some of the most prominent scientists at universities, hospitals and medical institutions worldwide. We are currently supporting 110 grants. Our public outreach program includes the new website, print publications, and TV and radio public service announcements all designed to offer the best information to those in greatest need.