The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) is an advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. The DDNC’s mission is to work cooperatively to improve access to and the quality of digestive disease health care in order to promote the best possible medical outcome and quality of life for current and future patients.
With the current COVID-19 crisis impacting our nation, the DDNC wishes to provide helpful resources for our community, and to support effective policy measures during these trying times.
The DDNC supports all guidelines related to COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The CARES Act stimulus package includes provisions to support non-profit organizations such as emergency loan programs, summarized by the National Council of Nonprofits.
As Congress continues to pursue policies to address the coronavirus pandemic, the DDNC recommends that the following measures be put in place immediately to benefit our health care systems and patients during this crisis:
Protect Health Care Workers and Facilities
Bolster Continuity of Care
Invest in Emergency Preparedness
DDNC has compiled a list of helpful resources crafted by our member organizations related to COVID-19. Please refer to the links below:
AASLD, ACG, AGA, ASGE Joint Statement
American Gastroenterological Association
American Liver Foundation
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
B. Braun Medical, Inc.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Fight Colorectal Cancer
Global Colon Cancer Alliance
Global Healthy Living Foundation
Global Liver Institute
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co.
National Celiac Association