Help make a difference in the lives of those with autoimmune disease.
Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own healthy cells. There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases and counting, affecting more than 14 million Americans.
Find national and international organizations focused on specific autoimmune diseases, from alopecia areata to vitiligo.
Information, health-related articles, and resources to help you navigate living well with autoimmune disease.
TIPS FOR STAYING WELL
Managing Mental Health with Autoimmune Disease
Living with chronic illness takes a toll emotionally and socially. How can we take care of our mental health?
Browse our resource lists and information via the links below.
Find Medical Institutions Focused on Your Autoimmune Disease
An extensive list of centers, clinics, and hospitals across the United States that specialize in diagnosing and treating various autoimmune diseases.
We support autoimmune disease education and research by funding grants for scientific investigations, holding live talks with experts, and partnering with the Celiac Disease Program to create educational resources.
Comprehensive Educational Resources for Those Living with Celiac Disease
Our celiac-focused resources are a product of GAI’s partnership with the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Visit our Celiac Education page to find information on Gluten Free Education Day, expert celiac talks, podcasts, a gluten-free diet app, and cooking and nutrition videos.
Join Us for Our Next Autoimmune Support Group, July 31st, 10-11:30am PT
Our aim is to help each other live well and feel heard, while not letting disease define us. We encourage members to come as they are, with an open mind and the willingness to nurture a positive atmosphere.
The Global Autoimmune Institute is empowering solutions in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease (AD) through research, education, and community, while supporting multidisciplinary approaches to wellness.
GAI Featured in Nature Outlook, July Issue
Learn more about the Global Autoimmune Institute as we explain our work, autoimmune risk factors, and research advances in our Nature sponsor feature!
Global Autoimmune Institute (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates http://www.autoimmuneinstitute.org (the “Site”).
1. What personally identifiable information, if any, is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
By accessing and using our Site, you affirm that you are at least 13 years of age or older. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 years old. If we discover that personally identifiable information of children under the age of 13 has inadvertently been collected on the Site without parental consent, we will take the appropriate steps to delete the information.
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable or other information. We are the sole owners of the information collected on the Site. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.
We may use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, improve user experience on our Site, process donations, send newsletters and other communications relating to our organization and its activities, or publish content you submitted to us. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
User Submissions Release Agreement
By submitting content to this website, you affirm that you are 18 years of age or older, and agree to irrevocably grant Global Autoimmune Institute and its assigns, licensees, and successors the worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, display, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and create derivative works from any information submitted, in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations of images, videos, and written and verbal materials for any purpose on any and all media. You waive the right to inspect or approve versions of your submitted materials.
You release Global Autoimmune Institute and its assigns, licensees, and successors from any claims that may arise regarding the use of your submitted materials, including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. Global Autoimmune Institute is permitted, although not obligated, to include your name as a credit in connection with the use of any submitted materials.
Choice, Control and Access
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
+ See what data we have about you, if any.
+ Change/correct any data we have about you.
+ Have us delete any data we have about you.
+ Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Where we collect sensitive data, such as credit card data, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, monitoring and collecting donations and sending out IRS required correspondence) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We are committed to protecting the security of your payment information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We will always engage a reputable and secure third-party service, such as PayPal, in order to process your donations. Those services use encryption technology and other security measures to ensure the safety of your information. Your payment information will be used solely for the purpose of processing the transaction and will not be sold or rented to any third parties.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. Any reference in this website to any person, or organization, or activities, products, or services, or any linkages from this website to the website of another party, do not constitute or imply endorsement by Global Autoimmune Institute. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements on any other site that collects personally identifiable information.