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When the Alliance for Patient Access began 15 years ago, nobody had ever heard of co-pay accumulators, non-medical switching or rebate walls.

But the fundamental principles of patient-centered care were in place. Health care providers knew that shared-decision making rooted in trust led to optimal care. Access, however, was a growing challenge.

AfPA took on that challenge by empowering physicians to inform health policy. First through training sessions and then through working groups, AfPA pioneered a new form of advocacy. Over the years, the approach grew into a movement as AfPA took the helm of stakeholder coalitions, established a think tank to generate educational content, developed relationships with key policymakers, and extended advocacy to more and more disease states.

Today, the vision of patient-centered care continues to empower AfPA members and inspire fellow advocates.   

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