Awareness, Education, Advocacy + Equality

The Foundation of the National Lipid Association is a 501(c)(3) organization  formed in 2008 to serve as a patient education organization in the field of clinical lipidology. We are focused on providing education, advocacy, and resources to help patients and their families manage and overcome lipid-related health problems that may put them at risk for a heart attack or stroke.

We aim to translate scientific and medical progress into effective evidence-based guidance for optimal patient care. 

lipid disorders

Have you been diagnosed with or think you may have a lipid disorder? We can help.

The Need

Why do we work on engaging patients and consumers?

Patients today are encouraged to become part of their healthcare team and to be the leaders in making decisions about their health. Patient Engagement is essential in improving overall population health outcomes. Patient engagement is defined as interventions designed to actively involve patients in their well-being and health. Patient engagement has been shown to improve adherence to treatment plans, increase patient satisfaction, and lower hospital utilization and healthcare costs among patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). However, patients often don’t feel like they have the information and resources they need to be part of their care team and to make informed decisions.

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Health Screenings for You & Your Family

Did you know that the state of Kentucky has the 9th highest rate of heart disease in the country? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease was the leading cause of death among Kentucky citizens. The Foundation of the NLA works with local health centers to provide complimentary LDL-cholesterol, triglyceride, and glucose/A1c screenings to communities in need. Since the beginning of our screening program in September 2018, 253 people in rural Kentucky communities have received a blood test report and risk counseling. Subscribe today to be alerted if we will be hosting a screening near you!

Patients Screened

HEART HEALTH QUIZ: Please Choose One Answer Below

What LDL-cholesterol level is considered to be optimal for heart health?

< 100 mg/dL
< 130 mg/dL
< 160 mg/dL
Not Sure


The Foundation of the NLA is proud to partner with like-minded organizations to elevate our collective work and reach more patients, caregivers, and consumers seeking education about their health and cardiovascular risk.