State Advocacy

The Arthritis Foundation promotes government and private sector action to improve the lives of the 50 million Americans living with arthritis and chronic joint symptoms. We need your help, however, to get more government funding for arthritis research, to encourage early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, and to improve access to quality health care for everyone with arthritis.

Arthritis Foundation Advocates Testify at Nebraska Hearing!!!

Arthritis Foundation Advocates Testify at Nebraska Hearing!!!

In February 2016, Dr. Melvin Churchill with the Arthritis Center of Nebraska joined advocates Jackie Newman and Ally Johnson at the state capitol to testify in support of LB 979. LB 979 will allow pharmacists the ability to dispense safe and potentially less expensive biologic medications to patients, by substituting an FDA approved interchangeable biologic for a prescribed biologic product.

We thank you for being our provider and patient voice!

(Pictured left to right: Corrine Grace, Nebraska AF Community Engagement Director; Ally Johnson – advocate; Senator Kuehn – bill sponsor; Jackie Newman – Ambassador)

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