About NAFC

What Is The National Association For Continence?

NAFC stands for the National Association For Continence. We were started nearly 30 years ago as a private, 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders. We hope to take the stigma out of incontinence, promote prevention and treatment, and motivate individuals to take action.

What Does NAFC Do?

The website, nafc.org, is the hub of our organization. (These message boards are a part of that overall hub.) It is on nafc.org that we publish an incredible amount of information on the different types of conditions related to incontinence and other bladder and bowel health disorders. We also provide information on treatment options that are available for these conditions, tips for how to manage symptoms, videos, and brochures to help you understand your condition, an ongoing blog that provides articles, tips, and stories from people dealing with incontinence, and a newsletter to help keep you up to date on all of the above.

We also advocate on your behalf to lawmakers around the country to enforce quality standards in the development and reimbursement of absorbent products.

If you are struggling with a bladder or bowel health condition, this is the place to be, and we encourage you to look around on the site to learn more.

Who Do You Partner With?

From time to time, NAFC partners with various organizations with like-minded goals. Our objective, first and foremost, is to be a resource to all of you, and the over 1.5 million people who visit nafc.org every year. We work with organizations that are looking for ways to get the word out about their products or treatment options when we think they will be valuable to you. We also work with organizations that are looking to recruit for research projects, as we support the advancement of treatment options that may help alleviate symptoms of incontinence.

Note that communication that comes directly to you from another member of the message boards or through an email is NOT from NAFC, and has not been vetted or approved by us. NAFC vets the organizations that we work with closely and will never sell or share your information with anyone. All partners that wish to communicate with our users must do so through us. If you receive a notice from anyone through these message boards or notice a suspicious posting, please report it to the moderator.

Who Funds NAFC?

As stated earlier, we are a private, 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization. We receive funding through donations from individuals who support our cause and who feel that we have made a difference in their lives. We also receive funding through grants from other organizations that partner with us on various projects and support our cause. If you would like to make a donation to NAFC to support this forum and our efforts, please click here.

Explore NAFC.org!

We hope that this provides a little more background on NAFC and we sincerely hope that you move beyond these message boards to the various sections on nafc.org to explore in greater detail the many resources that are available to you. You can find these, and much more, by clicking on the menu buttons at the top of the message boards, or by clicking on any of the below links:

The NAFC Blogs: https://nafc.org/bhealth-blog/

Find A Doctor: https://www.nafc.org/find-a-doctor

Sign Up For The NAFC Newsletter: https://nafc.org/on-the-go-newsletter

Conditions A-Z: https://nafc.org/conditions-overview

Managing Your Condition: https://www.nafc.org/management-support

Downloadable Patient Resources: https://nafc.org/printed-patient-resources/

Contact Us: https://nafc.org/contact

Find Resources For Caregivers: https://nafc.org/caregivers

Download An Incontinence Diary: https://nafc.org/diaries

Learn About How To Find A Good Absorbent Product: https://nafc.org/adult-absorbents

Thank you for helping us create this wonderful community and for continuing to support each other and share your stories and words of encouragement!! You are why we at NAFC do what we do!!