National Association For Continence
As one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most prolific patient advocacy organizations in pelvic floor dysfunction, including bladder and bowel health, the NAFC oversees a wide range of initiatives on behalf of consumers with symptoms and professional members available as their healthcare providers. Its history can be read on its web site. NAFC’s mission is accomplished through a wide range of services, including its web site, proprietary publications, and numerous publication avenues. NAFC’s stated mission is:
The National Association For Continence is a 501 (c) 3 corporation whose mission is threefold: 1) to educate the public about the causes, diagnosis categories, treatment options, and management alternatives for bladder and bowel control problems, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders; 2) to network with other organizations and agencies to elevate the visibility and priority given to these areas; and 3) to advocate on behalf of consumers who suffer from such symptoms as a result of disease or other illness, obstetrical, surgical or other trauma, or deterioration due to the aging process itself. NAFC is broadly funded by consumers, healthcare professionals and industry. NAFC is among the world’s largest, oldest, and most prolific consumer advocacy organizations devoted exclusively to this field.