Advocacy by Louis Tharp


Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF)


Louis Tharp is the Executive Director of GHLF, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for people with chronic diseases such as arthritis, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, sickle cell disease, depression, psoriasis, cancer and COPD/asthma.

We focus on patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and innovative patient advocacy.

Our in-person patient events, educational videos, and Web site environments are always culturally and ethnically sensitive, including in-language programs for Hispanic, East Asian and Russian participants, as well as ethnically and culturally harmonious faculty for African-American, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT), and selected religious communities.

Our faculty consists of physicians, psychologists, exercise experts, nutritionists, sports coaches, and moderators who often have the chronic disease that is the focus of the event.

We are able to combine chronic illnesses into men's health, women's health, and other broad categories, allowing participants to learn about more than one condition.

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Louis Tharp in the Press