Programs

Become a Professional Member of CCFA today!


By becoming a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), you will establish yourself as a leader and specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, you will gain the support and resources that can help you equip your patients with everything they need to take charge of their digestive diseases.

All members receive complimentary subscriptions to the Foundation's biannual national magazine, Take Charge, its research and news bulletin, Under the Microscope, newsletters, and updates from your local chapter.  You'll also receive discounts on events and publications.  Other benefits are outlined here.

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The Power of Two program provides one-to-one short-term support to patients and their families coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals participating in the program are matched to volunteers who have had similar challenges and experiences for phone or e-mail conversations. This program is open to adults with IBD as well as parents of children with IBD. We are working to expand this program to serve spouses of people with IBD; if your spouse is an IBD patient and you are willing to be a Power of Two volunteer, we would love to have you!   

If you would like to participate in the Power of Two program, please complete the appropriate form and email, fax or mail it to Ruby: rlanoux@ccfa.org, 651-917-2425 

Ruby Lanoux
2277 Hwy 36 West, Suite 170
Roseville, MN 55024 



Chapter Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC)

The CMAC was created to act as an ambassador to the local CCFA chapter and IBD community, both lay and medical professionals, to increase awareness of both IBD and CCFA. The CMAC disseminates accurate, current information regarding IBD and CCFA initiatives in research and education as well as assisting in the development of patient and professional education and support programs within their chapter’s jurisdiction.

Goal of the CMAC:

To provide professional insight in the formation of a yearly calendar of chapter educational, support and advocacy activities.

The CMAC is a working committee and as such is composed of active participating physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals.

List of our CMAC Members

 



Workplace Giving:

CCFA Minnesota/Dakotas is a proud member of Community Health Charities.

Who is a hero? It could be the person next to you. It could be you.

More than one in three Minnesotans are affected by a chronic health condition or disease, either as a patient or as a caregiver. Odds are you know somebody who could use a hero. Community Health Charities works with companies to bring volunteer and giving support to 36 leading charities fighting chronic illness. Employees have the power to fun life saving research, prevent disease and support people who are struggling to survive. As a group or individual, you can use your time and talents to support an individual or charity. You can be a hero.
For information on how you can help CCFA and other organizations, contact CHC at 952.844.9844 or www.healthcharitiesmn.org.




Advocacy Update:

Advocacy is a major component of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission. Our advocates are not only patients, but family members, friends, caregivers, and doctors who want to make their voices heard and see a future free from Crohn's and colitis.  

Foundation advocates are calling for increased Federal funding for Crohn's and colitis research and awareness programs designed to improve the lives of patients.  The Foundation encourages its members, volunteers, and friends to become actively involved in advancing our public policy goals.  By sharing personal stories and providing crucial information about the impact of these devastating diseases, our advocates inform and inspire elected representatives in Congress. 

We've already achieved great success in urging our legislators to implement responsible policies that can transform the lives of some 1.4 million Americans.  With your help, we can accomplish even more!

Introducing the new Advocacy Toolkit!  A great collection of information regarding advocacy and what you can do!


Get Involved:

Become a Member: As a member of CCFA, you will help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits.  Membership benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on CCFA books, and invitations to participate in chapter events and programs. Individual memberships are only $30.  Join or renew today

Volunteer:

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help out at our events or within our office.  Volunteers may contact our office directly at (651) 917-2424.  We will discuss volunteer opportunities that meet your interests and availability


Donate:

Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research. This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Donate Online (https://secure3.convio.net/ccfa/site/Donation2?df_id=1782&1782.donation=form1&TMI=0
Gifts can be mailed to our office address or paid with a credit card over the phone by calling 1-800-314-3459.  80 cents on every dollar directly fund our mission and programs making CCFA  a top rated charity by Charity Navigator.