The American Gastroenterological Association’s mission is “to empower clinicians and researchers to improve digestive health.” The organization was founded in 1897 and now includes over 16,000 members around the world to advance the research into and science behind gastroenterology.
The American Gastroenterological Association website features many resources for people interested in GI conditions. Tabs include guidelines for clinicians about various conditions, journals and publications, meetings and learning opportunities, news, and membership to join and get involved. There are sections about various GI-related issues and conditions with full pages of information and explanations.
Crohn’s Disease Page
On the Crohn’s Disease page, users can find detailed information about the condition separated into categories including Overview, Symptoms, Getting Tested, Treatment, and Complications. There are even sample questions that you should ask your doctor and a downloadable digital guide for reference.
In addition to providing information and resources, the AGA also has a section on advocacy where users can get involved and voice concerns about GI patients. Users can find coalitions to get involved with and actions being taken that they can support to raise awareness and spread the word on Capitol Hill.