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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

September 10, 2019

Overview

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 that is “dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases”. The organization has invested over $350 million to fund research into IBD and potential treatments and cures.

 

Description

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation website has content and resources for patients, caregivers, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Each section has helpful information, journals, events, resources, and links that are particularly useful for that specific group to advance the research into Crohn’s and colitis.

 

For Patients

On the Patients section of the website, users can find helpful information about various aspects of Crohn’s, colitis, and IBD including definitions, diets and nutrition tips, youth and parent resources, and more. Users can also browse clinical trials that they can participate in to help research the conditions and even search through their database for a healthcare professional in their area. There is even a Medication Guide section with helpful videos that explains what the various medication options are for IBD.

 

Research

In the Research section of the website, users can find all of the organization’s current research priorities including environmental triggers, preclinical human IBD mechanisms, novel technologies, precision medicine, and pragmatic clinical research. Additionally, users can find out information about funding opportunities, fellowships, and awards that they can apply for to advance IBD research.

 

For Health Professionals

To further its mission, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation doesn’t just provide resources for patients and caregivers – it also supplies helpful information and tools for physicians and other healthcare professionals. In this section, they have journals, online communities, professional events, and information to provide for patients to help engage medical professionals and advance the cause.

Organizations

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Improve Care Now

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NIDDK

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European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA)

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