About DHA

Our Mission

Our mission is simple. To work tirelessly every day in hopes of finding treatments and cures for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (FGIMDs). But we can’t wait. People affected by FGIMDs can’t wait. That’s why we proactively work to advance science. Through coordinated fundraising, advocacy, and awareness efforts, we lead the push for research breakthroughs that will improve the quality of life for people affected by FGIMDs.

About DHA

The Digestive Health Alliance (DHA) is a community of individuals affected by FGIMDs.  It is the grassroots arm of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of those affected by these chronic digestive conditions.  DHA works to inspire change through coordinated fundraising, advocacy, and awareness efforts.

About IFFGD

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is a nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people impacted by chronic digestive conditions.  Together with patients, families, clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals, IFFGD works tirelessly to promote awareness, scientific advancement, and improved patient care.  The largest organization of its kind in the US, IFFGD and its grassroots counterpart, the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA), rely on donor support to fund research and provide educational resources for those affected by gastrointestinal disorders.  Learn how you can help at www.iffgd.org or by contacting iffgd@iffgd.org. 

About FGIMDs

Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (FGIMDs) affect people of all ages, genders, or ethnic backgrounds. These conditions involve acute or chronic pain and improper functioning of the nerves, muscles, and related mechanisms of the digestive tract. Many of these conditions are chronic and some can be fatal. Treatment options are extremely limited and focus on symptom management because no cures are currently available.  Individually, the prevalence of these diseases and disorders varies, and some can be extremely rare, but taken as a whole they impact millions of Americans.  There are over two dozen FGIMDs. Learn about them here.