Tools and Resources for Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Links & Resources
American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is typically used by physicians, but it includes patient-friendly resources about diet and medications.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC works to understand the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to effectively target interventions and inform best clinical practices. Offers basic information and research about IBD.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Provides information and support to understand and manage inflammatory bowel disease.
Just Like Me IBD
Just Like Me IBD connects teens and young adults with information regarding IBD and every day living. Topics include dating, sports, preparing for college, fitness, and general condition management tips.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Offers information about the range of IBD and IBS conditions, information for children and teens, and diagnostic tests.
National Library of Medicine
The NLM serves as a national information resource for the public, patients and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources.
Online Support Group
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has an online support group where both patients and caregivers can engage in conversation with others who understand challenges, difficulties, or obstacles.
USDA MyPlate Food Guidance System
MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help create healthier eating styles that meet individual needs and improves health.