Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is undertaking a major 4–year research project in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology Centre for Global Health and Equity to improve the information and services that are provided to people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The first stage of this project was to undertake an important survey of the health literacy of people living with IBD or caring for someone who has IBD. We are very grateful to more than 800 people with IBD and carers who provided information that will help CCA make it easier for people living with IBD and their carers to access, understand and use health information and services.

The next stage of this project is to complete interviews and workshops with IBD patients and carers. This will help CCA implement consumer information materials and interventions (expected to be a range of online, interactive and print materials) to address health literacy gaps.

Updates on the project will be available on this page in the future.

This project has been approved by the Swinburne University of Technology Human Research Ethics Committee (Ref:20202968) and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.