Founded in 2006, the Alliance for Patient Access is a national network of physicians dedicated to ensuring patient access to approved therapies and appropriate clinical care. AfPA accomplishes this mission by recruiting, training and mobilizing policy-minded physicians to be effective advocates for patient access.
To promote a better understanding of the benefits of patient access to approved therapies and appropriate clinical care, the Alliance for Patient Access sponsors physician working groups, health policy initiatives, workshops, conferences, stakeholder coalitions and the production of educational materials.
AfPA Physician Working Groups serve as a means to bring together physicians who share a common therapeutic interest or access challenge so that they might work collaboratively in the development of education resources that are used to promote informed policymaking.
Through Health Policy Workshops and Policy Dinners, AfPA provides physicians health policy briefings and advocacy training. The objective of these sessions is to equip policy-minded physicians with the knowledge, skills and advocacy tools necessary to successfully challenge restrictive health policies that serve to deny patient access to approved therapies and/or appropriate clinical care.
In keeping with its above stated mission, AfPA continues to offer the physician’s perspective on global health policy issues implicating patient access and physician clinical decision making.
AfPA is organized as a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation and headed by an independent board of directors. Its physician leadership is supported by policy advocacy management and public affairs consultants. In 2012, AfPA established the Institute for Patient Access (IfPA), a related 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In keeping with its mission to promote a better understanding of the benefits of the physician-patient relationship in the provision of quality healthcare, IfPA sponsors policy research and educational programming.