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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America


Address

386 Park Avenue South
17th Floor
New York, NY 10016-7374 USA

Phone

2126853440

Fax

2127794098

800 Number

8009322423

Email Address

info@ccfa.org

Description

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to raising funds for research to determine the cause of and the cure for Crohn's disease and colitis. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, are chronic digestive diseases of unknown cause. While Crohn's disease may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract and often results in swelling, soreness, and inflammation of layers of the large and/or small intestinal wall, ulcerative colitis affects only the colon (large intestine), causing inflammation of the inner lining and resulting in diarrhea, often mixed with blood, cramping abdominal pain, and other symptoms. Established in 1967, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America seeks to educate affected individuals, physicians, and the public about these disorders. In addition, the foundation establishes support groups, engages in patient advocacy, plays an active role in government legislation, and provides medical referrals. Educational materials produced by the organization include a regular newsletter, reports, and informative brochures.

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