Mission & Purpose

“Advancing the treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.”

Our commitment is to provide patient hope and improve quality of life for those suffering from all types of swallowing disorders. By enhancing direct patient support, education, research and raising public, professional and governmental awareness, our mission is to advance the prevention and treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.

The NFOSD denounces racism in all forms. As a patient advocacy organization, we cannot remain silent. We have a responsibility to acknowledge racism, advocate for equitable policies and inform the public discourse. We see the significant negative effects of racism in our communities, particularly in the American healthcare system, every day.  We recognize the under-representation of Black and minority individuals in the healthcare and academic community and are committed to actively engaging with leaders in this field to address these disparities.