Our mission is to improve the quality of life for BIPOC who are affected by IBD, Digestive Disorders and associated Chronic Illnesses; through Community, Research, Education, and Advocacy.

Equity in GI 2023

2023 Event Stats

2023 Event Stats


2023 Event Schedule


Thursday, July 6

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM:    Registration Open

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM:    Opening Reception

Friday, July 7

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM:    Registration Open

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM:    Breakfast

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM:    Education Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:   Lunch

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM:   Health Equity Expo Open

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM:   Wellness Lounge

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM:     The Cookout

Saturday, July 8

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM:     Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM:     Workout with Marquis

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM:    Trap Yoga

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM:    Breakfast

8:45 AM – 3:30 PM:     Education Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:    Lunch

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM:   Health Equity Expo Open

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM:   Wellness Lounge

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM:     COCCI’s “Sunday Service”

I was so amazed when I arrived at the event because I could instantly see just how much work went into things. Throughout the event, I felt so validated and loved by everyone. It was such an amazing opportunity to learn more, and I absolutely did.



Color of Crohn’s and Chronic Illness (COCCI) is expanding our demands for equity in the GI/healthcare space. IBD intersects with many other diseases, like stomach and colon cancer, when under diagnosed and mis-treated. And understanding the landscape through partnership pushes our quest for equity further along, faster. We need all stakeholders in this ecosystem to stop and assess the change we must see and how to create it for the sake of Black and Brown patients. Through funding, education, engagement, community, and calls to action, our partners are very important pieces to the puzzle that will shift patient care and their quality of life.

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Program Elements




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