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.