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  • Ocean State Crohn’s & Colitis Area Registry (OSCCAR)

  • OSCCAR logo  

    For more information, please call 401-444-4143 or e-mail osccar@lifespan.org.

    As a participating study site, Rhode Island Hospital has agreed to host the OSCARR website.  

  • Educational Materials for Patients and Parents

  • Being diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis) can be a scary thing.  Whether you have been suffering from symptoms or were unaware that anything was wrong, it’s important to educate yourself.  Understanding the disease and what it means for your future will be an important part of how you deal with your diagnosis.  

    • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
      The CCFA provides information and support to patients and families. A list of specialists who treat inflammatory bowel disease can be downloaded from this website. This nonprofit agency supports research to determine the causes and find cures for inflammatory bowel disease.

      386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor
      New York, NY 10016-8804
      1-800-932-2423
      http://www.ccfa.org  

    • National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
      The NIDDK is a part of the National Institutes of Health. It provides information about treating inflammatory bowel disease and other digestive conditions.

      Office of Communications and Public Liaison
      NIDDK, NIH, Building 31, Room 9A04
      31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
      Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
      http://www.niddk.nih.gov  

    Other Resources for Parents

    • IBD and School
      Learn how to help your child manage IBD while at school.