National Association For Continence

National Association For Continence

National Association For Continence (NAFC) is a national, private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.[1][2]



NAFC's objectives are to destigmatize incontinence, to promote preventive measures, to motivate individuals to seek treatment, and to provide collaborative advocacy and service for those who are affected by this problem. To achieve its objectives, NAFC offers publications and services, such as: brochures detailing what every woman and man should know about bladder and bowel control, disease-specific booklets on Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson's Disease, Pelvic Muscle Exercise kits for men and women, Quality Care e-newsletter made up of articles written by leading professionals in the field, and a live webinar (online seminar) series that brings bladder and bowel health experts right to you. The National Association For Continence is supported by consumers/patients, health professionals, and industry.


NAFC has a series of educational pamphlets and leaflets that are available to the public on various bladder and bowel health topics:

General Audience: Bladder retraining, Urinary Catheterization of Men and Women, Fecal Incontinence, Incontinence and Odor Control, Overactive bladder

For Women: Incontinence and Childbirth, Pelvic organ prolapse, Surgical Treatment for Female stress urinary incontinence, Non-Surgical Treatment for Female stress urinary incontinence (includes instructions for Pelvic Muscle Exercises)

For Men: Male stress incontinence, enlarged prostate, Incontinence: What Every Man Should Know (includes instructions for Pelvic Muscle Exercises)

NAFC also publishes the "Resource Guide - A comprehensive directory of products and services for bladder and bowel control" and its companion booklet, "DISCOVERIES."


Consumers and patients can help support NAFC through a Quality Care Donation. Health Professionals can become members of NAFC to receive various membership benefits, including being listed in NAFC's Find An Expert database. Read more about membership benefits on NAFC's website.


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • National Public Toilet Map — The National Public Toilet Map is part of the Australian government s National Continence Management Strategy (NCMS). The map allows more Australians with urinary and fecal incontinence problems to live and participate in their communities with… …   Wikipedia

  • Urinary incontinence — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N39.3 N39.4, R32 …   Wikipedia

  • Jerry Blaivas — Jerry G. Blaivas (born in Brooklyn, NY) is a board certified American urologist, researcher, editor, and author, and he serves as the director of the Institute for Bladder and Prostate Research in New York City. Contents 1 Life 2 Education and… …   Wikipedia

  • Fecal incontinence — ICD 10 R15 ICD 9 787.6 Fecal incontinence (or faecal incontinence, FI) is the loss of regular control of the bowels. Involuntary excretion and leaking are common occurrences for those affected. Subjects relating to defecation …   Wikipedia

  • Overactive bladder — ICD 10 N32.8 ICD 9 596.51 Overactive bladder (OAB) is a urological condition defined by a set of symptoms: urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia. Frequency is usually defined as urinating more than 8… …   Wikipedia

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • Rosalie Wilkins, Baroness Wilkins — Rosalie Catherine Wilkins, Baroness Wilkins (* 6. Mai 1946) ist eine britische Politikerin (Labour Party). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Karriere 2 Mitgliedschaft im House of Lords 3 Auszeichnungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Winston Churchill — For other uses, see Winston Churchill (disambiguation). Churchill redirects here. For other uses, see Churchill (disambiguation). The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Soloway — Mark Soloway, MD File:Mark soloway.jpg Born January 24, 1943 (1943 01 24) (age 68) Cleveland, Ohio Residence Miami, Florida Education M.D. (1970) …   Wikipedia

  • Occupational therapy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 93.83 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”