Crohn's and Colitis Canada

From WikiMD's Food, Medicine & Wellness Encyclopedia

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is a high-profile, national not-for-profit organization established to provide support for people affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two major forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Founded in 1974, the organization has been instrumental in advancing research for these chronic diseases, improving the care and quality of life for individuals diagnosed with IBD, and raising public awareness about the conditions.

Mission and Vision[edit | edit source]

Crohn's and Colitis Canada's mission is to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the lives of everyone affected by these diseases. The organization envisions a future free from Crohn's and colitis. To achieve these goals, it focuses on funding critical research, educating patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public about IBD, and advocating for policies that improve patient care and access to treatments.

Research[edit | edit source]

One of the core activities of Crohn's and Colitis Canada is to fund innovative research into the causes, treatments, and eventual cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The organization supports a wide range of research projects, from basic scientific research to clinical studies and population health research. It also fosters collaboration among researchers, institutions, and other stakeholders to accelerate discoveries and translate them into improved patient care.

Support and Education[edit | edit source]

Crohn's and Colitis Canada provides a variety of support and educational resources for people living with IBD, their families, and caregivers. This includes informational brochures, online resources, educational events, and support groups. The organization also hosts the annual Gutsy Walk, a nationwide fundraising event that brings together communities to raise funds and awareness for IBD research and support services.

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

Advocacy is another key pillar of Crohn's and Colitis Canada's work. The organization advocates for policies and programs that improve the quality of life for people living with IBD. This includes efforts to ensure access to necessary medications, improve healthcare services, and support disability rights. Through its advocacy work, Crohn's and Colitis Canada aims to influence public policy and make IBD a healthcare priority.

Partnerships[edit | edit source]

Crohn's and Colitis Canada collaborates with a range of partners, including healthcare providers, researchers, other non-profit organizations, and the private sector, to maximize its impact. These partnerships help to extend the reach of its programs, enhance its research efforts, and increase public awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

‎ ‎


Navigation: Wellness - Encyclopedia - Health topics - Disease Index‏‎ - Drugs - World Directory - Gray's Anatomy - Keto diet - Recipes

Search WikiMD

Ad.Tired of being Overweight? Try W8MD's physician weight loss program.
Semaglutide (Ozempic / Wegovy and Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) available.
Advertise on WikiMD

WikiMD is not a substitute for professional medical advice. See full disclaimer.

Credits:Most images are courtesy of Wikimedia commons, and templates Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY SA or similar.

Contributors: Admin, Prab R. Tumpati, MD