Marina Milinović, Marijana Smoljan

Drage Gervaisa 52 :: 51000 Rijeka :: Croatia

The main purpose of the society is to support and assist celiac disease patients and their families. It includes information about CD and gluten-free diet, monitoring the health status of a patient, with the cooperation of health care professionals. The society is responsible for education of patients and awareness rising of general public about the CD and about the importance of early detection. It is engaged in many regional and national projects in a field of celiac disease, but it is the first time a partner in a transnational project. The FOCUS IN CD project offers a great possibility to strengthen capacity and improve competences of different target groups to offer better support and to meet patient needs as well as to foster systemic changes in the region. The Association of celiac patients of Primorsko - Goranska County will be actively involved in all work packages.