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Episode 11 of the imPACt podcast - Transitioning to Adult Care

Episode 11 of the imPACt podcast brings together young adult PAC members and Dr. Michele Maddux, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, for a candid discussion about the many aspects of transitioning from pediatric to adult IBD care.


My goal is to eventually help other teens cope with IBD while also coping with mental issues

I'm Rachel, but go by Rach. I'm a 17-year-old rising senior in high school, and about to start a job at Panera Bread. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2016 at age 13. Most people don't know that I love unicorns!! ♥


PAC Moment: IBD & Sun Safety

Sun safety is important for everyone, but if you are living with IBD (and taking certain medications) it may be even more important for you to protect your skin from the sun.


Episode 9 of the imPACt podcast - IBD Psychology

It was definitely a fascinating experience making this podcast episode where my fellow PAC member, Maha and I interviewed Dr. Jennie David. I especially enjoyed learning more about her profession and remember thinking that I didn’t even know IBD Psychology was its own subfield.


Pride Month - Special Episode of the imPACt podcast - Queer, Sick & Proud

June is Pride Month - a time for the LGBTQIA+ community to join together and celebrate their freedom to be exactly who they are. In honor of Pride Month, members of the Patient Advisory Council have recorded a special episode of the imPACt podcast to help bring awareness to the ways that queerness and chronic illness intersect.


PAC Moment: Holiday Stress & Eating

Last December, @ICNPatients shared how holiday stress and eating can affect IBD and their wellbeing. We are re-sharing today, because we are coming into the summer holiday season. With more gatherings and food offerings on the horizon, we hope you'll take a PAC moment to learn how patients with IBD might experience these celebrations:


Episode 7 of the imPACt podcast - IBD & Identity

Did you miss us? We briefly interrupted our regular, every-other-Friday podcast release schedule. It was for a really good cause though - we released a special episode of imPACt to celebrate World IBD Day (May 19) and talk about the importance of Advocacy! Now we're back and hope you'll join us today for our chat about IBD & Identity.


World IBD Day - Special Episode of the imPACt podcast - Advocacy & Talking About IBD

World IBD Day is May 19. It happens every year and is a time for #TalkingAboutIBD. It's important to share our lived experiences with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD), to raise awareness of these often invisible illnesses and to build momentum and advocacy for positive changes to IBD care and outcomes. Join us for a special episode of the imPACt podcast this #worldIBDday 💚💙


An issue may seem like an insurmountable mountain, but there is always the other side.

Henry Brittain

Hello! My name is Henry, and I am a 14 year old freshman in high school. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was nine. Most people don't know  that I was born in NYC but moved to Charlotte, NC when I was six months old.


Episode 4 of the imPACt podcast - Self-Advocacy & Transition

At the Spring ICN Community Conference, PAC members led breakout sessions on the important topics of self-advocacy and pediatric-to-adult transition. In this episode of the imPACt podcast we continue the conversation about these topics with special guest, and PAC alumna, Sami Kennedy. 


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