Effectiveness of Programs, Activities and Partnerships
Since 2003, Beyond Celiac has influenced more than two million people by driving awareness and diagnosis of celiac disease, changing lives every single day. Our accomplishments demonstrate our deep impact and wide reach, distinguishing us as the leading organization in guiding the celiac disease community in their journey Beyond Celiac.
We are proud to showcase some of our key achievements:
Problem: 83% of people living with celiac disease remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
Solution: Beyond Celiac educates patients on how to talk to their biological relatives (the most at-risk population) about getting tested.
Problem: Awareness is growing, but many are unaware of the symptoms of celiac disease.
Solution: Beyond Celiac empowers people with celiac disease symptoms to complete a checklist to better understand symptoms and initiate the testing process with their doctor.
Problem: Doctors do not recognize the signs and symptoms of celiac disease, leaving patients undiagnosed.
Beyond Celiac offered a free continuing medical education (CME) program, which educated nearly 600 medical professionals.
Problem: Foodservice providers don’t understand that gluten-free food is medicine for those with celiac disease.
Solution: Beyond Celiac educates foodservice providers on how to correctly prepare gluten-free food for people with celiac disease.
Problem: It is unclear and extremely difficult to determine if medications contain gluten.
Solution: Beyond Celiac has both educated pharmacists and sought clarity through FDA-funded research.
Problem: Researchers don’t have all the information they need to find therapeutic treatments and a cure.
Solution: We accelerate research by engaging with patients and connecting them to researchers.
Problem: The burden of the gluten-free diet is comparable to the treatment burden rated by patients with both end-stage renal failure and congestive heart failure.
Solution: Beyond Celiac provides trusted, evidence-based information that can be easily understood and applied to everyday life.