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The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illness. Learn more about us here. Below are our core Advocacies.

 

The 50-State Network

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  • A grass roots advocacy organization working to share the patient perspective for State and Federal health policy and regulation.

CreakyJoints

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  • The go-to source for more than 100,000 arthritis patients and their families seeking education, support, advocacy and patient-centered research.

Fail First Hurts

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  • A grassroots effort bringing the Fail First message of poor outcomes, inefficiencies, and higher costs to patients, physicians, caregivers, and more.

Medical Conditions
On our radar

We are currently monitoring legislation and supporting patient access to care around the following chronic conditions:

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of the joints. One of the most common causes of disability in the U.S., this disease can severely limit function and negatively impact quality of life

While commonly thought of as a really bad headache, migraine is in fact a chronic, debilitating, and often under reported neurological condition.

An inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. There are vaccines available to prevent most forms of meningitis.

Causes bone density to decrease, resulting in reduced strength and fragile bones.

Elevated cholesterol can cause build up in the arteries which can cause dire health consequences.

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Trending topics
On our radar

We are actively educating legislators and regulators at the state and national level regarding the following access to care issues:

An organization with deep ties to insurance companies using their influence to limit access to life changing treatments.
Cut through the noise and learn about the status of health insurance in 2017.
Prescription medicines created from food-based, natural molecules.

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Keep track of your symptoms and help advance research with ArthritisPower


Research by patients, for patients. Powered by CreakyJoints. As an arthritis patient, you can make a difference in the fight against arthritis and related conditions with this free app. Here’s how:

  • Track your symptoms, treatments and other health data from your computer or smartphone.
  • See how your symptoms are changing—or holding steady—over time. How are you responding to new medications or other changes in treatment?
  • Share how you’ve been doing to help your care team and loved ones better understand your condition.
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Sep 16

Global Healthy Living Foundation Supports Action by the North Carolina Attorney General to Block Sales of E-Cigarettes to Minors

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September 16, 2019 12:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Global Healthy Living Foundation is expressing its support of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein who in August filed lawsuits against eight e-cigarette companies alleging that these companies aggressively target children and do not require appropriate age verification when selling these dangerous and […]

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Sep 12

CreakyJoints Study Finds 74 Percent of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Dissatisfied with Treatment

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Most Reported Experiencing Bothersome Symptoms Even When Taking a Biologic Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drug (bDMARD) UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, shared study findings that nearly three-fourths of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) responding to a survey expressed dissatisfaction with their treatments, despite the wide variety of available medications including biologic Disease […]

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Aug 27

CREAKYJOINTS PRESENTS TUMBLER AND TIPSY BY MICHAEL KULUVA SPRING/SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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Inclusive Runway Show on September 7 Features Three CreakyJoints Members UPPER NYACK, NY (August 28, 2019) – CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation digital patient community for people with all forms of arthritis, today announces it will present the Spring/Summer 2020 Tumbler and Tipsy® by Michael Kuluva collection during New York Fashion Week. As a […]

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Aug 21

CreakyJoints Contributes to National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Value-Based Care Model Amplifying Patients’ Voices in Treatment Decisions

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UPPER NYACK, NY (August 21, 2019) – CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation digital patient community for people with all forms of arthritis, represents the patient perspective among distinguished health provider professional organizations, health networks, payers, and other experts who convened at the guidance of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess existing […]

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Aug 13

Going to the Emergency Room for Migraine: How to Advocate for Better Care

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No one wants to seek emergency care for a migraine attack. These tips can help ensure you get the treatment you need. Going to the emergency room or to an urgent care center in the middle of an excruciating migraine attack is one of the last things people living with migraine want to do. Being […]

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FAIL FIRST HURTS
Fail First policies, also known as Step Therapy, are insurance policies which require the cheapest drug to be prescribed to a patient first, rather than the medicine originally prescribed by the doctor.     LEARN MORE
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