Digestive Health Advocacy
Too often, silence is a symptom that accompanies a functional gastrointestinal (GI) or motility disorder. Nowhere has the lack of dialogue and education surrounding these conditions been more detrimental than on Capitol Hill.
IFFGD has been a voice on the Hill for years on behalf of the digestive health community. Despite the progress we have made, federal funding for functional GI and motility disorder medical research currently lags behind that of some less serious and less prevalent conditions, and patients frequently face issues regarding access to care and availability of treatment options.
Please help fill the information gap in Washington, DC by becoming an advocate, through IFFGD, for the digestive health patient community. Your outreach to Members of Congress and the Administration will help us educate policymakers about the needs of patients and inform them of how they can take meaningful action.
We bring patients, family members, friends, and healthcare providers together with IFFGD to ensure that we carry one clear, impactful message. Adding your voice to this growing chorus will help expand critical research, initiate important legislation, and facilitate the development of new treatment options.
Here's What You Can Do – It's Easy To Get Started
Identify yourself as a digestive health advocate, and begin receiving information from IFFGD about current and upcoming legislative efforts . . .
► E-mail IFFGD.
In the e-mail include your name, address with zip code, and a brief background on your interest in digestive health advocacy. Thank you.
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