When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955, most children with cystic fibrosis (CF) did not live to attend elementary school.
Today, the predicted median age of survival is in the early 40s, thanks — in large part — to the care provided though the national network of CF Foundation-accredited centers.
This nationwide network of more than 110 centers is staffed by dedicated healthcare professionals and provides expert cystic fibrosis care and specialized disease management for people living with the disease.
Joining clinical research and best practices, the CF Foundation's care center network has been cited by the National Institutes of Health as a model of effective and efficient health care delivery for a chronic disease. Each center undergoes thorough review every year by the Foundation’s Center Committee before it receives accreditation and funding.
Besides taking care of people with cystic fibrosis, care centers also participate in CF clinical research and work to educate doctors, nurses and health care teams about CF and the care people living with the disease require for the best health.
The CF Foundation's Patient Registry collects and evaluates data on the health of those living with cystic fibrosis in the United States and is a rich resource for people with CF, their families, CF health care professionals and CF researchers.
CF Care Centers
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