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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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GHLF NEWSVIEW ALL

Jan 27

CreakyJoints Data Finds that Patients Prioritize Their Physician’s Treatment Goals Over Their Own

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Daitch Phone: 917-816-6712 Email: jdaitch@ghlf.org   ArthritisPower Study Suggests New Approach Needed to Inform Patient-Centric Treatment Strategy UPPER NYACK, NY (January 21, 2020) –  CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, today announced the publication of study results describing the barriers people living with rheumatoid arthritis face in […]

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Jan 16

Patient Groups Including Global Healthy Living Foundation File Brief to Argue Against Texas v. United States and in Support of the Affordable Care Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Daitch Phone: 917-816-6712 Email: jdaitch@ghlf.org   UPPER NYACK, NY (January 16, 2020) –  In partnership with more than a dozen patient organizations, the Global Healthy Living Foundation today announced the filing of an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in […]

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Dec 10

Global Healthy Living Foundation Executive Director Named to AIDS United Board of Trustees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Daitch Phone: 917-816-6712 Email: jdaitch@ghlf.org Global Healthy Living Foundation Executive Director Named to AIDS United Board of Trustees UPPER NYACK, NY (December 9, 2019) –  The Global Healthy Living Foundation today announced that Louis Tharp, executive director and co-founder, joined the board of trustees of AIDS United, a national […]

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Oct 23

CreakyJoints Launches New and Improved PainSpot Website

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Algorithmic-Based Web Site Links to CreakyJoints to Provide Users with a Suite of Disease Assessment Tools and Educational Resources UPPER NYACK, NY (October 23, 2019) – Today, CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation® (GHLF) patient community, announced the relaunch of PainSpot.org. PainSpot.org is an innovative algorithmic-based web site featuring an interactive, easy-to-use pain assessment tool. […]

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Oct 15

CreakyJoints Renews Commitment to Fundación FER to Support a Spanish-language Arthritis Education Radio Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Daitch Phone: 917-816-6712 Email: jdaitch@ghlf.org CreakyJoints Renews Commitment to Fundación FER to Support a Spanish-language Arthritis Education Radio Program UPPER NYACK, NY (*date*) – CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, today announced its renewed commitment to sponsor “Hablemos de Reumatología con Fundación FER,” a 30-minute, Saturday morning […]

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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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