If you're looking for general information about Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, including treatment options and support, the following links may be helpful.
Note: These links are provided for reference and informational purposes only and do not constitute any form of endorsement by Avella.
American College of Gastroenterology
The mission of the American College of Gastroenterology shall be to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders. This on-line patient education and resource center offers information, videos and podcasts in English and Spanish that deal with digestive health issues and procedures. You may also sign up to receive a free e-newsletter covering such topics as Guide to Healthy Living, Diagnosis and Treatment and Clinical Trail Monitoring.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Patients can learn about their disease, understand how to live with the symptoms and find information to download a free tracker tool to help you and your health care team see how your disease may be affecting you. The website also shows the more than 40 staffed and volunteer chapters and affiliates throughout the United States.
Crohn's Forum is a support group and forum for people who are personally affected or who know someone who is affected by Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other IBDs. The forum is a community that offers support, friendship and understanding. Crohn's Forum also has a Twitter page where you can get instant updates and news articles about Crohn's.
This web page provides individuals who have Crohn's with education, support and treatment options. It gives Crohn's patients access to their Crohn's Patient Advocate Program which will provide them or their loved one with one-on-one education and free support. Crohn's online will also help optimize time with a gastroenterologist and provide a Q&A book.