Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD (Crohn's Disease and Colitis)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, "Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a broad term that describes conditions characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The two most common inflammatory bowel diseases are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Inflammation affects the entire digestive tract in Crohn’s disease and only the large intestine (also called the colon) in ulcerative colitis. Both illnesses involved an abnormal response to the body’s immune system."

Women In Government took a walk #InTheirShoes via a mobile-platform simulation to gain an experiential understanding of what people living with this disease encounter daily and featured this topic at our Chicago conference.

Resources

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Step Therapy Infographic

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - State Policy Priorities

Presentation - Unveiling Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Policymakers Should Know, Jake Johnson, State Advocacy Manager, Chron's & Colitis Foundation

Please visit

www.chronscolitisfoundation.org

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Thank you to the participants who took a walk #InTheirShoes to get a glimpse into living with IBD