Leading the way for over 3,000,000 patients through research, education, and support.

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Diet and nutrition

Diet and Nutrition

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means paying special attention to what you eat. Maintaining good nutrition can be a balancing act. Learn how to stay on the right track.

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Mental and emotional well-being

When living with IBD, people may experience difficult times where they feel limited in what they can do, who they can have relationships with, and how they live their lives.

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Uniting to Care & Cure

Over 250,000 patients engaged in our live and web support programs

We are increasing support and education for our patients and caregivers in the effort to build resiliency and further empower them to take charge of their care. These are essential elements for wellness.

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We bring together the largest community of IBD patients in the country, and we engage them in the fight against Crohn’s & colitis. Patients are involved in setting our research priorities, contributing data and biosamples to accelerate research, helping design our educational efforts alongside our scientific advisors, and advocating for key public policy issues to legislators.

Michael Osso, President & CEO, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Advocacy

Become a Clinical Trials Ambassador

Your clinical trials experience can inspire others living with IBD—and help accelerate critical research. Our Clinical Trials Ambassadors program will empower you with the tools to tell your story, reach patients and healthcare professionals, and encourage clinical trials participation. Applications are open now through August 30.

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Crohn's & Colitis Community

The Foundation offers an Online Community where you can get the support you need in managing your condition 24/7. Participate in discussion boards, personal stories, submit questions and more. Get connected today!
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.