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Crohn's & Colitis Australia

For more than three decades, Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) has been empowering the more than 100,000 Australian men, women and children living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis – collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – to live fearlessly.

Vision and mission

CCA dream of a future that is free of Crohn’s and colitis. They empower people to live fearlessly while they help search for a cure.

How Crohn's & Colitis Australia can help

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia’s primary purpose is to provide support services, advice and encouragement to people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Whilst CCA doesn’t cure the illness it can remove some of the burden for people living with IBD and their families.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the predominant IBDs, can be diagnosed at any age, though they are most commonly diagnosed in teenagers and young adults when education, career and family building are at a peak.

While they invest in research for a cure, CCA continues to advocate for world best treatments and health services for those living with IBD. Through their programs they offer education and support for Australia’s growing Crohn’s and colitis community and raise awareness of the disease. Importantly, their services are offered free of charge.

Information lines / help lines

  • 1800 138 029 Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Helpline and Nurseline – available business hours or by appointment.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Crohn's & Colitis Australia.

Last reviewed: June 2024

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