Posted by ImproveCareNow on May 18, 2012
Saturday, May 19th is World IBD Day - a day set aside for raising awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (together known and Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD). These chronic illnesses affect millions of people worldwide and currently there is no cure. In the United States kids with Crohn’s and colitis have a better chance at remission.
Since ImproveCareNow began, the percentage of kids in remission (feeling well, no symptoms, fully active) has increased from 50% to over 75%, without any new drugs.
“Forming an active, open learning community that is focused on data produces improvements in outcomes, as much as or more than a new drug. What if all kids could be part of a network like this? More than 10,000 would be in remission today,” says Peter Margolis, MD, PhD - Scientific Director for the ImproveCareNow Network.
On May 19th, ImproveCareNow will join the global conversation and use our voice to raise awareness about IBD and about improving care and outcomes for kids who are living with these chronic illnesses. Our unique Network is currently 36 centers strong, but we are poised to spread. Our goal is to deliver the ImproveCareNow standard of care to all kids in the US with IBD; to help 10,000 feel well instead of sick. You can help us reach this goal.