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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is recommended as an excellent source of information related to inflammatory bowel disease. Although there can be some difficulties in navigating the website's large amount of information, patients, caregivers, providers, and advocates will find this website to be useful and educational.

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Review Date: 3/9/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

There's a lot of information on this website. One result of how comprehensive the content is is that it's a little difficult to navigate, especially re-finding information. The site also employs a very small font that is hard to read.

Visual Design

The visual contranst is low sometimes, and the site does feature some inconsistent design across the various sections. Otherwise, there are plenty of images and videos to engage visitors.

Quality

This website covers all the basic information about Crohn's and colitis, mostly targetting the newly diagnosed patient. That means the information doesn't get very deep while providing a broad overview of many topics.

Credibility

Most pages feature a date of publication and an author's name. Although there are many pages that are "Written by CCFA," ultimately the content is trustworthy and timely.

Pros

  1. Targets a wide variety of audiences, including the general public, professionals, teens, and parents
  2. Research section does a good job explaining clinical trials while sharing stories from actual participants
  3. Professional appearance with a good amount of images, videos, infographics, and other forms of interactive multimedia

Cons

  1. Many materials are "Written by CCFA," and it is unclear who these staff members are and what their qualifications are

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization founded in 1967

Accreditations: BBB-accredited charity, Charity Navigator 3-star charity, GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency, CharityWatch member

Additional Features: Doctor finder, online support group, clinical trial enrollment, videos, webinars, live chat with specialists, community forums, expert Q&A

Languages: English

Contact: info@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

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