Learn how organizations affiliated with JOBST support patients with lymphedema and venous disorders.
JOBST is proud to work with organizations that not only help people living with lymphedema and vein diseases, but that also help educate the public and raise awareness for these conditions.
About 50% of women and 40% of men in the US suffer from some type of vein problem.
Source: "EPublications." Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Fact Sheet. Ed. Robert J. Min. Women's Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, 16 July 2012. Web. 18 June 2015.
The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is the premier association for physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.
The American Venous Forum (AVF), is dedicated to improving the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disease. Founded in 1987, AVF fosters cutting edge research and clinical innovation and educates health care professionals, patients and policy makers about venous and lymphatic diseases.
The educational arm of JOBST, JOBST Compression Institute strives to provide education about for clinicians, care providers and medical professionals about the effects of lymphedema and venous disorders. JCI places an emphasis on providing education for the anatomy and physiology of these disorders.
The Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN) has a very simple goal: to provide a cure for lymphedema and other lymphatic disorders. Using education, research and advocacy, they work toward preventing lymphedema and finding a cure for the disorder while connecting patients and medical professionals.
The Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) helps promote care standards to patients with lymphedema and other lymphatic disorders receive quality care. LANA also works with healthcare professionals to make sure they are certified to provide lymphology services.
This proposed federal government bill seeks to improve insurance coverage for compression supplies needed by lymphedema patients to receive quality treatment.
For patients that are unable to afford their own compression garments, the Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund is incredibly important. MWGF accepts virtually all applications for people who can demonstrate a need for compression garments.
Founded in 1988, the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is a non-profit organization focused on providing education to patients and healthcare professionals about lymphedema. The NLN also works with the general public to help reduce the risk of developing lymphedema.