December 2016 #RheumChat Recap: Myths About Rheumatic Disease

December 16, 2016|Events|

Our December #RheumChat was co-hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (@NACDDinfo). NACDD works to reduce the impact of chronic diseases on the American population by advocating for preventative policies and programs, encouraging [...]

Patient Advocacy: 2016 Year in Review

December 14, 2016|Take Action|

Hello patient advocates. Happy Holidays! Dr. Angus Worthing here, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). As we wrap up 2016, I want to thank our patient advocates for [...]

How Can We Make Life-Saving Drugs More Affordable for Patients?

December 13, 2016|News|

On November 17, 2016, the Coalition for Accessible Treatments held a Congressional briefing that focused on high out-of-pocket drug costs and potential policy solutions to increase patients’ access to life-saving therapies. The briefing was hosted [...]

Greetings from Incoming Government Affairs Chair Dr. Angus Worthing

November 16, 2016|News|

Hello patient advocates! Dr. Angus Worthing here, the new chair of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Government Affairs Committee! As a practicing rheumatologist in the Washington, D.C. area, I have over a decade of [...]

Farewell from Outgoing Government Affairs Chair Dr. Will Harvey

November 2, 2016|News|

Greetings, patient advocates! Dr. Will Harvey here, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Director of the Arthritis Treatment Center at Tufts Medical Center. I’m sad to say [...]

October 2016 #RheumChat Recap: Traveling with a Rheumatic Disease

October 21, 2016|Events|

Our October #RheumChat was co-hosted by Creaky Joints (@CreakyJoints), a vibrant community of 74,000+ rheumatic disease patients and caregivers in all 50 states run by the Global Healthy Living Foundation. The topic of the chat [...]