Advocacy Tools and Resources

Volunteers from all over the country can learn how to advocate on behalf of the 3.1 million Americans with inflammatory bowel disease. This is your one stop shop for the handouts and resources that can help you be a successful advocate, including the advocacy toolkit. 



Forms and Templates

These resources are being updated for August 2019 and are coming soon!

  • Feedback form - email to after your meetings with legislators to enable the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to follow up
  • Template Thank You Notes/Calls - for follow up after your meetings

Letters and Other Information 

Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit is a “how to” guide to teach you:

  • Important tips when emailing your legislators
  • Insight on setting up a visit with you legislators
  • Helpful guidelines with key speaking points

With a growing number of Americans suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, it is critical that your voices are heard. Now you can be an advocate wherever you go!

This toolkit can be downloaded here or you can contact your local chapter to find advocacy trainings in your area.  Make sure to download Advocacy Priorities as well! Questions? Contact


For further information, call Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's IBD Help Center: 888.MY.GUT.PAIN (888.694.8872).

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation provides information for educational purposes only. We encourage you to review this educational material with your health care professional. The Foundation does not provide medical or other health care opinions or services. The inclusion of another organization's resources or referral to another organization does not represent an endorsement of a particular individual, group, company or product.

About this resource

Published: March 19, 2013

Downloads available

Advocacy Toolkit
File: 1.09 MB

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