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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.

Healthy Biologics

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  • The most up-to-date patient information regarding the substitution of biosimilar medications for the original innovator biologic medications.

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, migraines are 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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GHLF NEWSVIEW ALL

Sep 21

Managing Migraine Trigger Blaming

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What if life is your migraine trigger? Managing triggers is important. It is also important to understand that sometimes we can’t.

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Aug 23

Health Advocates Can Learn Commitment to Social Justice From Merck CEO, Kenneth Frazier

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Kenneth Frazier, Merck’s CEO, is not a newcomer to social justice. That is probably why he was ready to speak out first after Charlottesville and resign from the President’s American Manufacturing Council while Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric and others stayed quiet, perhaps afraid of the consequences of a POTUS Twitter storm. (Immelt […]

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Aug 01

Medical Foods

/ Nutrition

The term “medical food” can be confusing. It is not “food” in the traditional sense. Rather, medical foods are prescription medicines created from food-based, natural molecules. They deliver highly purified, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to the body to help restore its own balance and normal metabolic processes. Medical foods must have proven effectiveness and contain only ingredients […]

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Jul 20

Drug shows promising signs for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

/ Osteoporosis

Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who took romosozumab for a year experienced “rapid and large reductions” in risk of fracturing vertebrae.

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Jul 19

Copay Cards Can Reduce Financial Burden of healthcare

/ Insurance

GHLF recently worked with the University of Michigan’s Center for Value Based Insurance Design (V-BID) on a report about Copayment Assistance Programs.

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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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