Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders.
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) was established in 1990 by Elaine Monarch to support the celiac disease community by funding important advocacy, education and research initiatives. Today, under the guidance of a National Board of Directors and a distinguished Medical Advisory Board, the Foundation is globally recognized with a nationwide network of chapters and support groups and full-time staff in Los Angeles, California. From sponsoring the first serology workshop that led to today’s celiac disease blood test, supporting clinical research, advocating on Capitol Hill for gluten-free labeling laws, partnering with mainstream manufacturers in creating today’s gluten-free marketplace, to offering the number one website for celiac disease, CDF has played a crucial role in improving the lives of those with celiac disease and their loved ones.
CDF is a founding member of the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) and is actively involved with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIH Celiac Disease Awareness Program, National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), in the promotion of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorder concerns.