To raise awareness and funding for celiac disease that will advance research, education and screening to improve the quality of life of all affected by this autoimmune disease.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) was formed as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of celiac disease.
Awareness brings treatment that, in turn, brings improvement of the quality of life for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Our goal is to reduce the time to diagnosis and, in the process, reduce the devastating impact of undiagnosed celiac disease, including the contraction of others diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and an “autoimmune cascade."
NFCA is affiliated with the leading researchers internationally and supports collaboration and partnership among scientists and institutions to optimize research potential with the goal of improving the quality of life for those who have celiac disease.
1. Celiac disease is one of the most common hereditary diseases.
2. Better, more accurate, and cost-effective screening methodologies should be available and in use.
3. We would like to see a pharmaceutical cure is in place to prevent the onset or mitigate the effects of this autoimmune disorder.