Mparntwe (Alice Springs), home of the Arrernte people
GHLF Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and elders past, present and future and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We envision a world where no patient faces barriers to care, treatment and support. At Global Healthy Living Foundation Australia (GHLF Australia), we are committed to improving the lives of people with chronic conditions and their loved ones.
WHAT WE DO
The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) has been supporting and building patient communities for more than 20 years and, today, is reaching patients across the world. GHLF and GHLF Australia have three tenets for development of patient-centred healthy living; advocacy, education and patient-centred research.
Elevating patient voices
We believe that patients need to participate in all conversations that relate to access to treatment, safety or the quality of their care. At GHLF Australia, we raise the voice of chronic illness patients and their caregivers by focusing on advocacy priorities at the community, state and federal level.
Helping patients access health information
With so much health misinformation on the internet, we’re committed to equipping patients and their loved ones with evidence-based information and useful advice to help them in daily life.
GHLF Australia provides valuable resources and programs to help people with chronic illness feel connected to a community that understands them. We share information about living with various conditions, managing pain, accessing health services, COVID-19, vaccinations, health research and much more.
Building programs to support patients
GHLF Australia is building programs and resources to support those with chronic health conditions including respiratory diseases, organ transplants, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and neurological disorders. These are developed with the input of top health experts and our Patient Community Council.
We are also building a library of vaccination facts and resources to meet the need for knowledge, patient confidence and readiness for immunisation against vaccine-preventable diseases. Our immediate task is to support the vulnerable by building support networks and user-friendly education and information that is easy to digest and share.
My COVID-19 vaccination story: Lily O’Connell
When Lily O’Connell caught meningococcal disease, she was a healthy 22-year-old. Within 24 hours she went from feeling fine to being minutes from death. At first, she thought she had a cold, but the disease swiftly gripped her body and started shutting her organs down.
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