The following focus group is a new opportunity being established by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a 30 year old U.S. not for profit organization focused on various gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS and other disorders of brain-gut interaction/functional gastrointestinal disorders. Below is the text of the announcement exactly as received from IFFGD. IBS Impact encourages interested readers with IBS to consider joining.

        We would like to increase our knowledge of the disparities in healthcare for those living with GI disorders among persons of varied racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as other social determinants of health.   IFFGD hopes to gain a broader perspective on the topics patients feel are most important when receiving equitable healthcare and find ways to address the gap needs.    Our goal is to have a focus group meeting every other month starting in late June.    If you are interested in joining the Disparities and Inequalities in Healthcare focus group, please email us at

Please address any questions directly to IFFGD.


Posted: June 2021