Too often, silence is a symptom that accompanies a functional gastrointestinal (GI) or motility disorder. Nowhere has the lack of dialogue and education surrounding these conditions been more detrimental than on Capitol Hill, where major funding for research originates.
IFFGD has been a voice on the Hill for years on behalf of the digestive health community. Despite the progress we have made, federal funding for functional GI and motility disorder medical research currently lags behind other digestive conditions, and patients frequently face issues regarding access to care and availability of treatment options.
You Make the Difference
By becoming an advocate for the digestive health patient community, you can help fill the information gap in Washington, DC. Your outreach to Members of Congress and the Administration will help educate policymakers about the needs of patients and inform them of how they can take meaningful action.
It can be as easy as sending an email or making a phone call to your congressional representatives. They want to hear from you.