Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter

Birmingham, AL, 35259
Phone: (646) 387-2149

Welcome to the Alabama/NW Florida Chapter! The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.

Since our founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."

33,000 - Estimated Chapter IBD Population

Chapter News:

  • The Huntsville Support Group is back in action! We're excited to once again offer this resource to all patients, patient parents and cargivers for the greater Huntsville area. Click HERE for additional information about this group.
  • We're excited to annouce the kickoff of the Birmingham Pediatric Support Group in partnership with Children's of Alabama, UAB and Children's Harbor! This group is designed to provide an appropriate age and stage forum for discussing the challenges faced with living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and those caring for pediatric patients. All pediatric IBD patients, parents and caregivers are welcome to attend this group. Click HERE for additional information.

Upcoming Events:

Take Steps Huntsville - Sunday, October 4

Take Steps Gulf Coast - Sunday, October 18

Casino for a Cause - Thursday, November 5

Upcoming Resource & Support Group Schedule

  • Pensacola Support Group Meeting - Monday, October 5 - 6:30PM (SEPTEMBER MEETING CANCELED)
  • Mobile Support Group Meeting - Tuesday, September 1 - 6:00PM
  • Birmingham Adult Support Group Meeting - Thursday, September 3 - 6:00PM
  • Birmingham Pediatric Support Group Meeting - Thursday, September 10 - 6:30PM
  • Tuscaloosa Support Group Meeting - Thursday, September 17 - 6:30PM
  • Huntsville Support Group Meeting - Thursday, September 17 - 6:30PM
  • Please visit the Support Group tab for more information!



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