Our Communities

  • CreakyJoints

    Our Facebook page is a place for people with arthritis to share strength and experience with tens of thousands of others. Facebook recognizes CreakyJoints as the most popular arthritis Facebook page on the planet. Our website, www.CreakyJoints.org has the top arthritis bloggers in the world, the world’s only advice column for people living with arthritis and their caregivers, and up-to-the-minute news and information about arthritis drugs, healthcare providers, research and study opportunities, politics, employment and social issues.
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  • The 50-State Network

    This nationwide network makes it easy for you to stay informed on impending state and national legislation affecting your healthcare—and offers you the chance to roll up your sleeves and get involved, shape the laws, and make a difference. Join and you’ll receive updates on legislation, and if there’s a pressing legislative issue where we need our voices heard, we’ll put the word out to the 50-State Network. We’ll connect you with other network members in your geographical region, and if you’re new to advocacy, we’ll show you how to speak with the media and contact your elected officials.
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  • FailFirstHurts

    When your healthcare provider prescribes a drug or a device, the decision comes from knowing you, your current health, your good and bad history with drugs and devices, and an understanding of your personal needs and life issues. All this thought and caring is disregarded when your health insurance company overrules this decision and forces you to take a drug that may or may not work, and is based on profit not health. When this happens to you – and it happens to more than 70 percent of patients according to a GHLF survey – let us and your elected representatives know about it though FailFirstHurts.org
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  • HealthyBiologics

    Biologic injections and infusions have changed the world for people with debilitating and deadly diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, cancer, MS and diabetes. HealthyBiologics.org tracks the availability of biologics as well as an exciting new group of drugs called "biosimilars" which could make the miracle of biologics available to more people through reduced cost. Learn about the potential impact that your state laws may have on your access to these and similar medicines, and share your story to help others understand just how important this issue is to our community.
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RT @CreakyJoints: We are more than numbers. An economic review can't include our #health struggles/quality of life. Shame on @icer_review.…
Fri Mar 24 11:44
RT @CreakyJoints: When it comes to #autoimmune #arthritis care one size doesn't fit all. @icer_review fails #chronicdisease #patients. #sp…
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Last night physicians & patients shared the immense access issues they face getting #PCSK9 meds @ASPCardio. Learn:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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New #heart study: Enthusiasm tempered by barriers patients face accessing #evolocumab as health insurers deny claim… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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Meningitis On Campus

Meningitis is a quick killer that targets college students. A simple vaccination can prevent this deadly disease. Read more about how GHLF spokesperson Dr. Neal Raisman, PhD, a former college president who lost his son to Meningitis, is fighting to make the vaccine available. The problem right now is that a committee of the FDA has to release dosage guidelines before insurance companies will pay for it. Read More

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The Global Healthy Living Foundation wants to bring out the advocate in everyone living with a chronic condition. By mobilizing and activating patients and their families, within their local community, we are able to improve access to care at a national level. This is how we improve health outcomes. This is how we stay healthy.

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