Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group (CIAAG)

United States of America
Region(s)

North America

Stakeholder Type

NGO

Timezone

GMT-5 (Local time: 4:58 AM)

UN Languages Spoken

English

Organization's mission

The Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group, Inc. (CIAAG) is a national non-profit organization focused on patient rights and access to medicines. The healthcare system is changing rapidly in response to societal and political pressures. The United States has invested billions into the restructuring of the healthcare system with a large investment into Public-Private-Partnerships to help create and implement strategies that will help solve the nation's most complex public health issues and concerns. As the nation moves forward with new innovative treatments and technologies we must ensure patient rights and civil liberties are preserved. CIAAG acts as a liaison between the public, lawmakers and other stakeholders to facilitate productive discussion and provide recommendations to address the knowledge gaps and inconsistencies within the Public-Private-Partnerships that are influencing access to care and healthcare as a whole in America. We consult with the public and private sector, providing both professional expertise and lived experience, regarding the issues presented by the use of Public-Private-Partnerships to develop solutions to complex societal problems via the use pragmatic trials and the biophyscosocial approach to managing population health.

International Legal Framework

UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

UNTOC Working Groups

International cooperation

UNCAC Chapters

International cooperation

Areas of work

Corruption prevention
Fraud
Extortion
Asset recovery
Money laundering
Whistle blower protection
Abuse of power
Drug trafficking and distribution

Areas of interest

Cybercrime
Falsified medical products
Corruption prevention
Fraud
Extortion
Asset recovery
Money laundering
Whistle blower protection
Abuse of power
Embezzlement

Skills and Expertise Offered

Advocacy, including media relations
Monitoring and research
Sharing experiences and best practice
Connections with governmental counterparts

Skills and Expertise Needed

Advocacy, including media relations
Monitoring and research
Sharing experiences and best practice
Support with freedom of information requests
Connections with governmental counterparts
Fundraising

Does your organization engage with UNODC

Yes

Engagement type

Spoken at the UNODC Offices in 2018 and 2019 and written statements in 2020 regarding drug supply, corporate and political corruption. Official member of the VNOGC.

Public-Private partnership initiative

No

Is consent required to appear online

Yes