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The Anthem Award for Leader of the Year was awarded to  Physician-Parent Caregivers for raising awareness  through the Invisible Wave Movement. Nikhil created a safe community for young adults 18-35 with chronic health conditions. Read more here.

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  Key Work

      Snapshots of some of our key work

Conducted a comprehensive national analysis on policies and systems of care for these young adults

(some call themselves Young Invisibles or "Yi”)

Piloted a monthly parent group for one year

Where we found they wanted an in-person

and online forumfor themselves

Engaged Young Adults and Yi

Through practicums at Johns Hopkins University,

The Milken Institute at The George Washington University,

and internships at American University

Worked on on higher education legislation that led to a first of its kind Higher Education Workgroup Report


With then-Delegate Maryland Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk

Held a virtual summit that featured PBS Anchor

Judy Woodruff, Senator Van Hollen,

and MSNBC Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel

Worked with Senator Van Hollen to include children and young adults in his landmark Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act

Worked with Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institution, who penned the first piece on Yi for the Journal of the American Medical Association, to create a national working group​

Check out our Youtube and

podcast on Young Men with Chronic Conditions!

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