Interstitial Cystitis Association National Call-In Day

Action Alert – Take action on April 28

Advocates from across the country are coming to Capitol Hill on April 28th to ask their Members of Congress to support the Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Education and Awareness Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program has enabled ICA to educate medical providers about IC to improve patient diagnosis and care, as well as provide a warehouse of resources for patients, their families, and their physicians. This program has supported these ICA activities for nearly a decade but CDC is reallocating the funds to a different program.

Lend your voice to reinstate the CDC’s IC education and awareness program by calling your two Senators and one House Representative, and posting on social media. Ask your legislators to tell CDC to resume support of the IC education and awareness program.

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Interstitial Cystitis Association National Call-In Day
Friday, April 24, 2015 10:09:00 AM

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:09:00 AM

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Friday, February 27, 2015 9:49:00 AM

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Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit association dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis (IC).

IC is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).

IC can affect anyone. More than 12 million people in the US have IC:

    • Women: 3 to 8 million
    • Men: 1 to 4 million
    • Children: prevalence data are not known


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Experts have found three key behaviors for successful self-management of IC pain. Which behavior do you find most difficult?