Awareness Week 2016
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Support IBD Medical Research Funding
Congress is deliberating on funding for key medical research agencies that study IBD. Ask your legislators to support agencies that study IBD!
Tell your Senator not to discriminate against pre-existing conditions
Email your Senator to tell them to support persons with chronic diseases.
Request Funding for CDC's IBD Program!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has led an epidemiological study of IBD to understand IBD incidence, prevalence, demographics, and healthcare utilization. Since, 2006 CDC epidemiologists have been working in conjunction with CCFA.
Support the inclusion of IBD in the Department of Defense's Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program
Currently, Congress is considering providing funding for IBD research at the Department of Defense's Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program provides expanded research at the Department of Defense.
Support Restoring the Patient's Voice Act
HR 2077, Restoring the Patient's Voice Act, would help patients access medications in a timely manner by establishing circumstances in which a patient can be exempt from insurance plan step therapy protocols when medically appropriate.
Support The Patients' Access to Treatments Act!
Ask your House Representative to co-sponsor The Patients' Access to Treatments Act which would limit patient co-pays for complex and expensive medications.