4 Health Organizations Helping High-Risk Individuals During COVID-19
As we continue to navigate this global pandemic, we want to take a moment to acknowledge all the health workers around the world. We thank all the health professionals on the frontline risking their own health to save others. We thank the organizations for producing resources to help patients during this challenging time. And we thank everyone who is working tirelessly to help others make it through this crisis.
Today, we want to recognize and applaud some of our amazing clients that are focused on helping high-risk patients (and their families) during this crisis.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illnesses through education, support, advocacy, and research.
During the coronavirus pandemic, GHLF has clearly emerged as a leader in providing support and resources for people who are living with a chronic condition and particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Since February, GHLF has been tirelessly producing resources for several patient communities and even launched a new patient support program. They’ve engaged patient leaders who represent 12 different health conditions to ensure they provide content and opportunities tailored to each unique community.
Take a look at GHLF’s new support program and the condition-specific pages they recently launched:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Asthma, COPD, Lung Disease
- Heart Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
- Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sickle Cell
diaTribe provides free cutting-edge diabetes insights and actionable tips for people with diabetes. Their mission is to empower readers with information that gives them hope for a better future, and helps them live happier and healthier lives.
With CDC recently announcing that people living with diabetes are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, diaTribe’s information is more important than ever. Take a look at some of their most recent resources for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes:
- What You Need to Know about Diabetes and the Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Preparation Strategies for People with Diabetes
- Parenting, Working, and Diabetes During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Insulin Supply and Affordability During COVID-19: Updates From Lilly
- Resources on COVID-19 for People with Diabetes
As the largest private funder of ovarian cancer research, OCRA invests in innovative, promising research. OCRA is THE voice for the ovarian cancer community: fighting for more resources and policies on Capitol Hill, educating future health professionals about the disease, and providing hope and insight through their peer support program, Woman to Woman.
During this time of uncertainty, OCRA continues to provide its researchers with secure funding for their life-saving investigative work. Get to know their researchers here.
In response to coronavirus, OCRA has curated a great page of resources for its patient community. They summarized it best: “While every person on this planet is affected by COVID-19, those newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer, undergoing treatment, or in remission may have additional concerns – from weighing the need for treatment against exposure to the virus, to how the pandemic may be affecting routine care.”
Overcoming MS (OMS) educates, supports and empowers people with multiple sclerosis in evidence-based lifestyle and medication choices that improve health outcomes.
Overcoming MS has been closely monitoring COVID-19 news and information — keeping MS patients up-to-date on how they can stay healthy and safe during these uncertain times.
Over the next few weeks, they will be focused on supporting their community’s in-person support groups and helping patients connect virtually.
Take a look at Overcoming MS’ resources for MS patients:
- We’re Here For You Through COVID-19
- Update on MS and Coronavirus – 2 March
- What is meant by social distancing?
- A doctor in the house!
Have another organization helping individuals during COVID-19? Drop us a line on Twitter, we would love to learn more and support them.