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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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Aug 05

Global Healthy Living Foundation Urges Presidential Candidates to Support the Rescheduling of Marijuana to Improve Access by Chronic Disease Patients

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Organization Supports Regulated, Robust Clinical Trials to Understand the Potential Efficacy and Safety of Medical Marijuana Across Disease Conditions UPPER NYACK, NY (July 19, 2019) – The Global Healthy Living Foundation urges 2020 Presidential candidates to support the rescheduling of marijuana so that it, along with CBD products, can be tested under controlled parameters and […]

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Jul 22

Global Healthy Living Foundation Urges Presidential Candidates to Support the Rescheduling of Marijuana to Improve Access by Chronic Disease Patients

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Organization Supports Regulated, Robust Clinical Trials to Understand the Potential Efficacy and Safety of Medical Marijuana Across Disease ConditionsJuly 19, 2019 03:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Global Healthy Living Foundation urges 2020 Presidential candidates to support the rescheduling of marijuana so that it, along with CBD products, can be tested under controlled parameters […]

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Jun 27

More Than Half of Arthritis Patients Have Tried Medical Marijuana or CBD Products

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CreakyJoints Poster to be Presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) UPPER NYACK, NY (June 12, 2019) – On June 13, CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, will present a poster at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) meeting in Madrid, Spain. Two additional abstracts were accepted for […]

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May 06

New Study: Infertility and Anxiety about Diagnosis Diminish Family Size in Women with Arthritis

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UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, reported study results suggesting that infertility, alongside potentially outsized fear and anxiety related to their diagnoses, may affect the family sizes of women with inflammatory arthritis. “Pregnancy, Periods, and ‘The Pill’: Exploring the Reproductive Experiences of Women with Inflammatory Arthritis,” was recently published in ACR Open Rheumatology, […]

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Apr 25

CreakyJoints Publishes First Ever Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Guidelines in Spanish

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UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CreakyJoints® today announced that their flagship publication, “Raising the Voice of the Patients: A Patient’s Guide to Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis,” is now available in Spanish. First published in 2017, these unique patient guidelines are the first ever to be developed by patients and reviewed by rheumatologists, specifically for use by rheumatoid arthritis […]

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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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