Mission: The association promotes quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy, and collaboration.
Programs: Provide an e-mail and telephone information line for ostomy patients and their caregivers to receive educational and emotional support for their unique physical problems
support 300+ local support groups with leadership support, education materials, and monthly newsletters.
provide educational dvds and printed educational guidelines at no cost to ostomy patients.
create, market and produce biennial educational conference for the ostomy community to meet others and learn about the latest medical information. Also to create awareness, educate the public, and advocate for those who have or may have ostomy or continent diversion surgery.