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.
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
AGA shined a light on the under diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, thanks to a survey and public education effort supported by Abbvie.
AGA conducted a successful direct-to-patient campaign for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2017.
Our growing library of educational content to support practitioners includes downloadable patient-friendly guides on GI diseases in English and Spanish.
Many of AGA’s gold-standard care guidelines for physicians include complementary summaries for written for patients.
AGA released a video on social media about how to “Beat the Burn” during the holiday season.
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 AGA’s patient education, please contact Amy Woodward, senior director corporate relations.