The International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (IFAA)was founded by and is led by persons living with the diseases we represent. No one is a better expert on these diseases, or the most critical issues those diagnosed with them face, then the people living with them every day. We use our experience as patients, as well as our professional backgrounds in business, education, and research, to identify projects that will benefit our mission to maximize the patient voice to influence advocacy, education, and research.
We are strongly project based. Like traditional nonprofits, we do ongoing work to support our mission, including advocating for patient access to appropriate disease management and supporting innovation and advancement in research. However, since we use our roles as patients to constantly identify the most pressing, unresolved issues, our work often is "action-oriented", requiring projects that have specific goals and outcomes.
Global Network. In all work we do, we join forces with others affected by these diseases, in conjunction with a "global network" of collaborators, to establish the best team for implementation, per project.
* "Research Advocacy" is a term for projects where the research can be used to influence legislation.
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