Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter

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Welcome to the Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter!

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. in New York City. The Alabama/NW Florida Chapter was founded in 1987 by J. Marshall Garrett M.D. and Conrad & Frances Cypress. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, this chapter serves all of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.



Foundation Receives Grant from the CDC Partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham to Improve Access to Care for African American IBD Patients

Foundation Receives Grant

The Foundation received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support a comprehensive five-year project in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The project is aimed at identifying and addressing barriers to medical diagnosis and care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, emphasizing the experience and impact on African American adults and adolescents and implementing community engagement programs with Birmingham-based organizations to raise awareness of IBD and provide education on effective management among local healthcare professionals, potential patients, and caregivers.

Learn more about this project, including how you can get involved! 




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PO Box 1249
Calera, AL 35040
United States


(646) 387-2149

Chapter Events

Camp Oasis of Georgia

June 9, 2024

Winder, GA

MyIBD Learning: Birmingham

August 24, 2024

Birmingham, AL
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Local News

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February 9, 2024

Check out our Monthly Chapter Newsletter

Here is our November 2023 Alabama/NW Florida Chapter Newsletter.

November 3, 2023

Our Patients Comes First

The ultimate goal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to improve patient quality of life & ultimately find cures, and one piece of the puzzle to get there is by supporting a pipeline of committed clinicians and researc

July 6, 2022

Order from Minted, Support our Mission

Give back year roundwith Minted! Order invitations or holiday cards? Use our promo code, FUNDRAISEALNWFL, at checkout to get 20% off your order and donate 15% of your order total to the Foundation.

October 12, 2020

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Join a Support Group!

We encourage you to attend these local programs to connect with others around specific IBD-related topics, share resources, and find the community to support you on your journey.