Upcoming Advocacy Events
IFFGD’s Virtual Advocacy Event will be a multiday advocacy program educating and empowering advocates from across the nation – patients, family members and friends, and healthcare providers. This is an opportunity to learn how patients and caregivers can engage with Congress to help shape research and raise awareness of the needs of millions of Americans affected by GI conditions.
This week of advocacy will begin with an education program on Sunday, March 21st. The remainder of the week will include learning sessions that will each cover specific topics. Register now to ensure you will receive updates and information as this event draws near.
Together, we can make the voice of the digestive health community heard. Every individual voice counts as we encourage Congress to prioritize actions and legislation that improves awareness, research, and treatment development.
March 5th - 10th, 2021
The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Spring Public Policy Forum, held virtually this year from March 5th to March 10th, is an advocacy conference which brings together patient advocates, health care providers, and industry representatives from the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. Over the course of this event, attendees will hear from multiple panels of leaders in the digestive disease community, learn about the key legislative issues impacting the digestive disease community, and advocate for digestive disease research and improved patient care in virtual meetings with Capitol Hill congressional offices.
To register for the Public Policy Forum today, please fill out the registration form here.
Past Advocacy Events
November 16th - 20th, 2020
On Monday, November 16th through Friday, November 20th, the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) hosted its Virtual Fall Forum, Briefing on Patient Access to Care, and Week of Action. The Forum, Briefing, and Week of Action’s theme was "Patient Access to Care and Treatments in the Cost-Shifting Era" and featured a virtual briefing on DDNC’s new policy document outlining harmful cost-shifting tactics.
Watch the webinar here.
The DDNC has unveiled its new policy document. This webinar includes an overview of various cost-shifting tactics, caretaker and patient stories related to these tactics, and potential solutions such as the Safe Step Act. We encourage anyone interested in patient access to view this program.
Call to Action!
Reach out to your legislators to urge enactment of federal step therapy reform legislation
- Contact your two Senators and House Representative to urge that they pass the Safe Step Act (HR 2279 / S 2546) in the remaining days of the 116th Congress
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IFFGD makes no representations and is not responsible for the content of programs sponsored by other organizations or agencies.