Are you newly diagnosed or experiencing new symptoms or treatment? Want insights from someone who’s been down the same path?
Power of Two is a Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America support program that connects people facing challenges brought on by living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals seeking help are matched with a peer mentor who has experienced similar medical and personal concerns. Power of Two peer mentors are trained to support participants through two phone, email, or video chat exchanges.
The program is open to people with Crohn’s or colitis and those with children, family members, or other loved ones with these diseases. Anyone over the age of 10 can apply to be a mentor to provide insights into living with Crohn’s and colitis. (Individuals under the age of 18 will need parental/guardian consent.)
Whether you are seeking support or are willing to help others as a peer mentor, please contact Laura Marcelletti at (619) 497-1300 option 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know Your IBD Webcast Series for Patients:
With over 1.4 million Americans affected by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), there is no "one size fits all" approach to managing Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Understanding your disease and its treatments is an important way to take control of IBD and participate as an active member of your healthcare team. These three programs will provide disease-specific information, and discuss biologic therapy in IBD: Understanding Crohn's Disease (10/16/2014), Understanding Ulcerative Colitis (10/23/2014), and What to Know about Biologic Therapy in IBD (10/30/2014).
For more information or to register today please visit www.ccfa.org/resources/know-your-ibd.html