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If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or helpless about the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone.

These feelings are especially common among people who are immunocompromised or at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications. That’s why a team of patient advocates created the hashtag #HighRiskCovid19: to make ourselves visible, to stop feeling ignored, and to help others see how their behaviors can threaten our ability to stay safe during this pandemic.

We have also partnered with the Global Healthy Living Foundation — a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, education, research, and advocacy for people living with chronic illness — to help you stay informed.

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The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illnesses (such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine, psoriasis, and cardiovascular disease) by advocating for improved access to health care at the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. GHLF is also a staunch advocate for vaccines.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. GHLF.org and CreakyJoints.org are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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A Chronic Illness Patient’s Guide to Navigating Coronavirus

Charis Hill
Patient advocate
Living with anklosing spondylitis

Jen Walker
Artist & Developer
Living with rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia & more

Molly Schreiber
Patient advocate
Living with rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes

Dawn Gibson
Author & Founder of Spoonie Chat
Living with ankylosing spondylitis

Ray Bouchard
First Responder and Safety Educator
Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Our Press Coverage

People Most Vulnerable To Coronavirus Are Urging Others To Stay Home. Here’s Why.

Huffington Post

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People At Increased Risk From COVID-19 Are Taking To Twitter To Plea For Social Distancing


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How One San Antonio Woman Helped Create a Viral Online Movement as the Coronavirus Spreads

San Antonio Express-News

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How #HighRiskCOVID19 Is Connecting a Community During the Pandemic

The Mighty

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I Am High-Risk for COVID-19—We Need to Talk


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COVID-19 & AiArthritis

AiArthritis Voices 360 Podcast

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This Is What It Looks Like to Be #HighRiskCOVID19


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As Coronavirus Spreads, Immunocompromised Young People Ask Their Peers to Keep Them in Mind

NBC News

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#HighRiskCovid19: Online Campaign Urges Social Distancing Respect

Al Jazeera

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Jed Finley
Special Education Teacher
Living with ankylosing spondylitis