The Association for Accessible Medicines is dedicated to improved access to safe, quality and effective medicine. To amplify this mission, we collaborate locally and nationally with organizations that share our values and commitment.
Partnering with Suppliers of Medication
AAM supports the work of our associate members that are advancing community health. Direct Relief provides patients at health centers and community clinics with affordable prescription medication. Dispensary of Hope collects and distributes pharmaceuticals to pharmacies and safety-net clinics to dispense to low-income, chronically ill patients.
Fighting Drug Abuse and Misuse
AAM is the founding member of the Prescription Drug Safety Network. Through a unique partnership with EVERFI, a leader in digital learning and prevention education solutions, every college student in the U.S. can take a prescription drug safety course free of charge.
- Read More: AAM’s Prescription Drug Education Program
- From the Blog: The Right People in the Room to Prevent Opioid Abuse on Campus
- AAM's Chip Davis honored as a Champion for Drug-Free Kids by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Championing Female Leaders
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Agnes Varis (1930–2011), the daughter of Greek immigrants, founded Agvar Chemicals, Marsam Pharmaceuticals and Aegis Pharmaceuticals. In honor of Varis and other women who pioneered the generics industry, AAM convenes female leaders and celebrates their contribution to health and medicine.
AAM powers Women in Health Policy (WiHP) because dynamic women leaders pioneered the generic and biosimilar medicines industry. To increase the number of women guiding our nation’s health care and to amplify their professional advancement, WiHP provides opportunities for policy professionals from academia, government, industry and nonprofit organizations to share their cross-sector health care policy experience and expertise. This nonpartisan community prioritizes inclusion and diverse perspectives.
- From the Blog: Talking Female Leadership at Access! 2019
- If you are a woman working in health policy, join the WiHP LinkedIn group.
Promoting Health and Well-Being
AAM recognizes that the issue of health goes beyond access to medication. We support a number of innovative organizations that contribute to targeted determinants of health, including:
Central Union Mission is the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. It operates an emergency shelter, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, and operates a food and clothing distribution center. AAM staff volunteers at the mission, including annually assembling and donating health kits for residents.
Hope for Henry This national social impact organization is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families. Its innovative approach improves adherence and health outcomes through quality-of-life and behavioral economic-based programming that entertains, reduces stress and empowers children to be active participants in their own care.
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Sandy Hook Promise. This nonprofit is building a national movement of parents, schools and community organizations engaged and empowered to recognize and address the mental health drivers of gun violence and mobilize for the passage of sensible state and national policy to prevent further tragedies.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) Understanding that food security is essential to good health, AAM supports this interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital.
Taste of the South This nonprofit organization raises over half a million dollars annually for health, education and social welfare charities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Maintaining a Code of Business Ethics
The practices discussed in AAM’s code of ethics represent behaviors that our companies have been demonstrating for many years. And yet it is incumbent on us to declare to our patients and customers the values upon which our industry is based, and the ethical and business standards upon which we are committed to operating with other members of the health care ecosystem.