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Waves of Change – Changing Waves        

Waves of Change – Changing Waves        

Change is like waves Change can be beautiful, clear, and peaceful It can be choppy and cloudy It can be chaotic and gloomy It can be hostile and dangerous too Change can be big, it can be small It can be scary and intimating   Regardless of what comes our way, We must face it […]
May 5, 2022 • 2 min read
What are PBMs?

What are PBMs?

Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs, are third party entities that contract the management of pharmacy benefits for government programs and employer-sponsored health plans. PBMs develop and maintain drug formularies, contract with pharmacies, negotiate rebates and contracts with manufacturers and oversee the processing and payment of pharmacy benefit claims. Recently, many healthcare professionals and advocates have […]
April 6, 2022 • 3 min read
Open Restroom Movement

Open Restroom Movement

Living with invisible disease often has consequences that can be embarrassing to talk about. In advocacy, even when legislation is passed, it is often simply a first step. Social acceptance and awareness can be a separate movement all together. For patients with Crohn’s Disease or other digestive disorders, access to a restroom is a human […]
March 23, 2022 • 2 min read
Ten Minutes

Ten Minutes

By, Haley Duff I know you want to help. I hope you want to help. I can see it in your eyes, “she’s back”. You’re sorry you don’t know how to fix my broken. You let me confide though into the 10 minutes that I am allotted… 10 minutes? To explain to you the tens […]
February 25, 2022 • 10 min read
Expectations

Expectations

by Erin Mitchell   pain looks different than I thought it would it changes shapes fitting in to the narrowest of groves sliding into the nooks not yet discovered   hope too looks different coming in undulations and waning just the same   this body though is the most surprising of all a work horse […]
February 3, 2022 • 2 min read
Policy in Action – Key Initiatives

Policy in Action – Key Initiatives

An integral piece of the Infusion Access Foundation mission is building out an advocacy platform where patients can utilize their voice to effect lasting change as we work toward treatment access for chronic disease patients. From affordability to eligibility, the fight for patient access is ongoing and ever changing. As we close out the end […]
December 15, 2021 • 4 min read
Life Changes

Life Changes

from spot on the brain to chronic pain there was no way I was ready for these life changes but through a lot of prayer and a bit of hope it made it easier for me to cope cause never been the one to take life as a joke that’s why MS won’t drive me […]
December 15, 2021 • 1 min read
Thriver

Thriver

it’s hard trust me, i know especially the beginning you were going about your daily life and you were striving to become all that you have wanted to become the future was looking bright and finally working in your favor you were thriving then suddenly the whole world comes crashing down like you were high […]
December 6, 2021 • 2 min read
Champion Weekend

Champion Weekend

Austin, TX. October 26, 2021. In a bright sunlit atrium, on an unusually breezy day, the winds of change blew through a group of individuals just yesterday were strangers. Traveling across the country, these patient advocates entrust their stories with the Infusion Access Foundation (IAF) team as they share their journey of strength, spirit, chronic […]
October 21, 2021 • 3 min read