The federal government is the biggest provider of medical research funding, but up until recently federal funding for celiac disease has been limited. Beginning with CEO Marilyn G. Geller’s testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee in April of 2019, the Celiac Disease Foundation has worked to secure FY2020 and FY2021 Appropriations report language directing the NIH to devote sufficient, focused research to the study of celiac disease. Funding is needed to determine causation, find treatment alternatives to a gluten-free diet, and ultimately, cure celiac disease. On March 18 and 19, 2021, the National Institutes of Health will convene experts from around the country to a virtual workshop entitled “Accelerating Progress in Celiac Disease”. Please encourage your representatives to support this path forward to research focused on finding relief for those afflicted by celiac disease.

Please join us in asking your Members of Congress to support NIH celiac disease research to find better treatments and a cure for celiac disease.