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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be overwhelmingly stressful for people with compromised immune systems. Join Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF)’s free program to get information, support, and resources tailored specifically to you.

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

An in-depth look into the Covid-19 virus and what can be done to keep yourself healthy

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.

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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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Apr 02

Being on a Ventilator Was the Worst Experience of My Life, So Please Avoid Getting COVID-19 and Needing One

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‘Even though I was only on the ventilator for a couple days, it seemed like a lifetime. The memory is still vivid more than five years later.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. After having severe rheumatoid arthritis for over 37 years — since I […]

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Apr 01

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

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Does having IBD make you immunocompromised or at higher risk for COVID-19 complications? Learn more about your risk and how to protect yourself. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has its own set of challenges, but what does […]

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Apr 01

78% of U.S. Coronavirus Patients in the ICU Have At Least One Underlying Health Condition That Makes Them #HighRiskCovid19, says CDC Data

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‘These preliminary findings suggest that in the United States, persons with underlying health conditions or other recognized risk factors for severe outcomes from respiratory infections appear to be at a higher risk for severe disease from COVID-19 than are persons without these conditions.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness […]

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Mar 31

4 Things Immunocompromised People Should Know About Food Safety in the Coronavirus Pandemic

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New questions about how to safely obtain, prepare, and consume food are arising during COVID-19, especially for those with suppressed immune systems. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Anyone who eats runny eggs, doesn’t bother washing fresh fruit, or leaves leftovers on the counter for […]

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Mar 31

Why You Need to Start ‘Intermittent Media Fasting’ to Cope with Coronavirus: A Psychologist’s Perspective

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This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, is a good reminder of a simple way to cope with coronavirus-related stress and anxiety. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Ok, ok, you know this. It’s been written and spoken over and over. Let go of […]

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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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