Our mission is to improve the quality of life for BIPOC who are affected by IBD, Digestive Disorders and associated Chronic Illnesses; through Community, Research, Education, and Advocacy.

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Using Shared Decision-Making to Make Your Voice Heard

Adults in the US make an estimated 35,000 decisions a day(1). Day-to-day decisions are important for people living with inflammatory bowel disease or other chronic diseases, as they navigate the complexity of managing a disease while maintaining a meaningful life.

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April is IBS Awareness Month

IBS is often confused for IBD (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). While some of the symptoms may be similar, an individual can have both IBS and an IBD (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis).

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Kidney Cancer Awareness

Diagnosing and treating kidney cancer is the key to survival for cancer patients. Radiographic imaging such as CT scan, MRI, X-Ray, and ultrasound are just a few ways to diagnosis kidney cancer.

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Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a disease that occurs when normal cells in your body start to grow abnormally and uncontrollably, clumping together causing tumors. If left untreated, these tumors can spread throughout your body, putting your digestive, nervous and circulatory systems all at risk.

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Blood Donation: Saving a life through donation

While January is National Blood Donor Month, the critical need for blood donation is ongoing.

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Addressing the “Invisible” Aspects of Living with IBD

For many people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), taking care of their total health and well-being means addressing mental health.

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Bone Marrow Transplant

Most of us have heard of a bone marrow transplant, but do we really know what that involves or what it is really for?

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Patient Stories: Tionna Forchion #InLivingCOCCI

In the 20 years, I have lived with Crohn’s disease, I have realized there were ways that access to care can be improved to benefit a patient’s health and well-being.

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Patient Story: Tasha Stewart #InLivingCocci

Early in my Crohn's journey, I began taking biologics. Two years into being on this medication I switched employers, which caused my health insurance to change. The new insurance company wanted to switch me to a different medication even though the biologic I was on placed me into clinical remission.

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Patient Stories: Aarion Bell #InLivingCOCCI

I was subjected to step therapy due to my insurance at the beginning of my diagnosis - I received oral medication in 2014. A year after not achieving baseline outcomes, I was moved to a biologic.

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