ImproveCareNow is wrapping up a week-long media campaign, delivered in partnership with the C3N│Collaborative Chronic Care Network. Our campaign aimed to engage our supporters to share their voices and stories; to help expand our circle and raise awareness about Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis during the first annual Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week (December 1 – 7). 

The C3N Project team sourced and produced personal videos from ImproveCareNow patients, care providers, project staff and our collaborators so that we could share these messages about what Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week means and how everyone can get involved. Videos are located at the ImproveCareNow YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Watch. Like. Share.

The inspirational ‘Get Better Now’ video – produced by renowned filmmaker and founder of Lybba, Jesse Dylan - kicked off this extraordinary week with a clear message about the trailblazing work of ImproveCareNow and how our Network is improving lives through collaborative medicine

Ally Bain – the Ally behind Ally’s Law or the Restroom Access Act – shared her message that one voice can make a difference and a group of people can influence positive change. 

 Sean Ahrens – creator of Crohnology, a patient-to-patient information sharing platform – spoke of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week as an ‘awesome opportunity for connecting’ with the 50,000 people with IBD in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

Jill Plevinsky – who is building community leadership through her Patient Advisory Council - called out to IBD patients to join her and use their voices to inform ImproveCareNow and C3N on how to elevate the standard of care being provided to patients just like them.  

Cole Jackson – leader of the Mentoring Program for C3N and ImproveCareNow project coordinator - shared his message of hope that no person, living with Crohn’s or colitis, should ever suffer in silence. 

Two brothers, Peter & Jim Margolis - each deeply involved with ImproveCareNow and C3N – shared their personal experiences with Crohn’s Disease as well as their calls to action for community members to get involved with ImproveCareNow and C3N, and to spread the word. 

 Peter Margolis, MD, PhD – pediatrician for the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Scientific Director for the ImproveCareNow Network and Co-Principal Investigator for the C3N project – recognized Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week as a great time to learn about the advances in care delivery being implemented in the ImproveCareNow Network and how they are changing outcomes for kids with IBD.

Jim Margolis has been living with Crohn’s Disease since he was diagnosed at age 17. He now sits on the Board of Directors of ImproveCareNow, Inc. and what he loves best about ImproveCareNow is how the Network, in partnership with C3N, is unleashing the power of community and dramatically improving the care that is being delivered to kids with IBD. 

The final day of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week finds us on the edge of our seats as we round out the week with the release of two much-anticipated video clips from ImproveCareNow Network Director – Richard B. Colletti, MD and Co-Principal Investigator for the C3N Project – Michael Seid, PhD. 

Dr. Colletti is a trailblazer; a wayfinder in the realm of medical quality improvement and health care delivery systems; he is an enthusiastic innovator and determined advocate for children and adolescents who are living with Crohn’s & colitis. Join us today – on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter – and watch Dr. Colletti’s message and his call to action.

Dr. Seid – Co-Principal Investigator for the C3N Project – gave us his perspective on how Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week can help change the narrative for kids diagnosed with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Rather than having a story of “I’m broken”, patients can “bravely band together to do what it takes to care for ourselves and help our entire community”.


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