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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, 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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GHLF NEWSVIEW ALL

Dec 11

FDA approves evolocumab for strokes, heart attacks

/ Meningitis

On Dec. 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab (Repatha) to prevent heart attacks and strokes. It is the first PCSK9 approved for these conditions in adults with cardiovascular disease, notes Amgen in a release. Many patients, who had already been receiving the best therapies available, remained at high risk […]

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Nov 13

Those with high blood pressure benefit from combining low-sodium and DASH diets

/ Meningitis

Adults with hypertension can lower their blood pressure by consuming less sodium and sticking to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. That’s according to preliminary data presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim. Researchers, led by Stephen Juraschek, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, studied 412 adults of varying […]

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Nov 13

More than half of patients are denied approval for PCSK9i, study finds

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More than half of patients are denied approval for proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i), according to research published in the journal Circulation. And that’s true even though many appear to meet labeled indicators, the data shows. “Although a combination of clinical characteristics increases the likelihood of approval, payer type is the most significant […]

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Oct 13

New survey illuminates and quantifies stigma and challenges facing migraine sufferers

/ Migraines

The causes of migraines are little understood, although genetics and environmental factors play a role, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to […]

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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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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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