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We fight discrimination

Thousands of individuals, families, health care providers and organizations are taking a stand against unfair, illegal and harmful practices toward people with chronic diseases in the United States. We fight discrimination wherever we find it: in schools, at workplaces and with insurance companies.

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Our Ambassadors

Widespread change doesn’t happen on its own. What we do at the CDC requires a network of patients, advocates, legislators and more. Check out some of our ambassadors across the nation and join the fight today!

Ambassador Spotlight

Apollonia Bynum
Apollonia Bynum

Interstitial Cystitis +2

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Molly Schlom
Molly Schlom

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Nina Torres
Nina Torres

Interstitial Cystitis

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Amy Sparks
Amy Sparks

Multiple sclerosis +2

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Mollie Tinnin
Mollie Tinnin

Ulcerative Colitis +1

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Chronic diseases by the numbers

Nearly half of all Americans suffer from a chronic disease. Patients are more than just numbers and charts but knowing the numbers is key in the fight for chronic rights. Learn the facts and get involved in the fight for patient rights today!

133
Million Americans have one or more chronic diseases.
5X
People with chronic conditions pay 5 times more for health coverage.
65%
Of people with chronic conditions are unemployed or not working.

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