Patient Education from AGA

AGA provides education to help the 70 million Americans affected by digestive diseases understand their illnesses and support the physicians who care for them.

Expertise and Opportunities

Needs Assessments
We conduct qualitative and quantitative research to understand the education needs of patients and physicians.

Shared Decision Tools
AGA physicians work with public health experts to develop tools to facilitate discussions and health care decisions.

Public Awareness Campaigns
Innovative campaigns include gamification, social media and traditional media to reach patients directly.

Highlighted Resources


Gut Check Campaign
This campaign, supported by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, uses gamification and social media to educate patients about how to avoid overdose of acetaminophen and NSAIDs, which can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding or liver damage


IBS in America Campaign
With the support of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Allergan plc, AGA fielded the most comprehensive survey of IBS patients and physicians ever conducted. Findings provided the base for a successful public education campaign.


EPI Uncovered
AGA shined a light on the under diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, thanks to a survey and public education effort supported by Abbvie.


PatientINFO Library
Our growing library of educational content to support practitioners includes downloadable patient-friendly guides on GI diseases in English and Spanish.


Patient Guidelines
Many of AGA’s gold-standard care guidelines for physicians include complementary summaries for written for patients.


Animated Infographics
AGA released a video on social media about how to “Beat the Burn” during the holiday season.

Friends of AGA can access more resources on AGA Community.

Physician Leadership

J. Sumner Bell III, MD, AGAF

Gastroenterology Ltd, Virginia Beach, VA

*All AGA campaigns are overseen by medical advisors who are expert in the care of patients with the related disease.

Are you ready to take the next step?

To learn more about the center, please contact Aimee Frank, senior communications director.

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