Support. Education. Resources. Advocacy.
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports, empowers, and advocates for people who have had or who will have ostomy or continent diversion surgery. Our mission is to promote quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy, and collaboration.
Find local peer support at one of our 300+ support groups in the U.S., get answers to questions on our online discussion board, or connect with our Facebook community.
Medically reviewed surgery-specific information. Ostomy pouch management tips, diet & nutrition, skincare, sexuality, travel tips and more!
Whether you’re new to the ostomy community or a seasoned person with an ostomy, we offer online tools and guides to help you throughout your journey.
Join our national advocacy network and take action on issues that affect the quality of life of all people living with an ostomy or continent diversion in the United States.
Find Your Ostomy Answer
The official publication of the UOAA, The Phoenix Ostomy Magazine, answers the many questions and challenges of living with an ostomy or being a caregiver.
- Skin Care
- Odor Control
- Diet & Exercise
- New Products & Accessories
- Psychosocial Issues
- and much more!
Exclusive, in-depth articles written by medical professionals and experts in stoma care offer advice and solutions while personal stories inspire us all. Each subscription includes a FREE New Ostomy Patient Guide and FREE ostomy product samples.
UOAA’s Upcoming Events
Strength · Empowerment · Resilience
Patient stories, ostomy news, and tips and tricks to navigate your ostomy journey.
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