Patient Education Events

Are you or a family member looking for answers regarding Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?  Join us for our educational events.  Come listen to an IBD specialist present the latest information regarding nutrition, treaments, and tips for managing IBD.  Events are held throughout the year in Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona.  Contact the Southwest Office at 602.734.1392 or for more information.

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.
  • 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 Emily at, 602-734-1392, to learn more about Power of Two!

CCFA Partners:   Internet-based registry of patient reported disease outcomes

  • 12,000 adult patients have signed up and completed the survey
  • Questions on drug usage, diet, environment, quality of life and alternative medicines
  • Regular interaction and follow up with patients – reminders to immunize, etc.

CCFA Partners Kids & Teens:

CCFA Partners Kids & Teens, is a parallel study of childhood IBD. Nearly one fourth of individuals with IBD are diagnosed during the childhood or teenage years. Special consideration must be given to pediatric IBD patients who are undergoing rapid physical and mental growth and development. The effects of the disease and treatment in this population need to be better understood.

The goal of CCFA Partners Kids & Teens is to create a long-term community of patients who are engaged in research. This study, launched in August 2013, will focus on aspects of IBD that are most important to patients and their parents, including health behaviors, disease symptoms, and quality of life. The entire study takes place over the internet.

Donate Your Car

Thinking of selling or even junking your old car, RV, or boat?  Donate it to CCFA.  With free towing, it's easy and you'll receive a tax deduction for your donation. 

Workplace Giving
CCFA Southwest is proud to participate in the workplace giving campaign of Community Health Charities.  At many workplaces throughout Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona, employees can direct contributions to the charity of their choice.  Look for our name and agency code in your company campaign.  If you don't find us, please ask your employer to add CCFA.