Affordable Medicines Now partners

The following organizations have been pivotal to the organizing of this conference and are working as partners to make the event, content and outreach as successful as possible. 

Hosts and financial partners

O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O’Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University's considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.


Public Citizen

Public Citizen's Access to Medicines Program works to challenge Big Pharma’s economic and political power in the U.S. and abroad. We work with partners worldwide to improve health outcomes and save lives, through use of pharmaceutical cost-lowering measures including generic competition. We support civil society groups and public agencies with analysis, technical assistance, and strategic advocacy to help overcome prescription drug corporations’ monopoly power.

Organizing partners

From creating content to providing speakers, organizing partners are pivotal to the execution of Affordable Medicines Now.

American Medical Student Association

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.

Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health.


Business Initiative for Health Policy

The Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP) is a public education and advocacy campaign led by CEOs, presidents, and other business executives and advised by health care professionals and health policy experts.

The goal of the Business Initiative is to advance health policy solutions that:
1) Ensure the on-going competitiveness of American business,
2) Enhance economic growth, and
3) Provide full coverage for American citizens.

Members of the Business Initiative for Health Policy believe that a healthy citizenry is a prerequisite to a stable and prosperous nation, and that the current structure of the health care and health insurance industry is damaging American businesses and the economy.


The Center for Popular Democracy

The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.


Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group

The Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group envisions a world where those with chronic illnesses/painful conditions are guaranteed appropriate care and access to prescription opioid medications without stigma, fear or push-back, particularly from the medical community. It's time for the public, lawmakers and other groups to differentiate between the issue of opioid addiction/misuse and the responsible and necessary use of opioids by this patient population.


Families USa

Families USA, a leading national voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all. We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system.


Health CAre Voter

Across the country, countless Americans have been raising their voices, joining rallies, sharing their personal stories, and doing their part to protect our care.

That's why we are mobilizing one million Health Care Voters in 2018, and we're looking for the strongest advocates to lead our efforts.


Health GAP (Global Access Project)

Health GAP (Global Access Project) is an organization of U.S.-based AIDS and human rights activists, people living with HIV/AIDS, public health experts, fair trade advocates and concerned individuals who campaign against policies of neglect and avarice that deny treatment to millions and fuel the spread of HIV. We are dedicated to eliminating barriers to universal access to affordable life-sustaining medicines for people living with HIV/AIDS as key to a comprehensive strategy to confront and ultimately stop the AIDS pandemic. We believe that the human right to life and to health must prevail over the pharmaceutical industry's excessive profits and expanding patent rights.


Housing works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.


Little Lobbyists

Little Lobbyists, a parent-led organization, is made up of families who have children with complex medical needs. We bring attention to the medical needs of our kids by making a visible impact through advocacy, education, and outreach. We meet with legislators and staffers and share with them stories of kids with complex medical needs from all over the country. We also share our stories at press conferences, at rallies, and with the media. We bring our children whenever we can so we can help put a face on health care.


National Physicians Alliance

The National Physicians Alliance creates research and education programs that promote health and foster active engagement of physicians with their communities to achieve high quality, affordable health care for all.  The NPA offers a home to physicians across medical specialties who share a commitment to professional integrity and health justice.


People of Faith for Access to Medicines

People of Faith for Access to Medicines (P.F.A.M.) will inspire, organize, and nurture a faith-based movement pushing to make access to essential medicines a moral imperative and a fully-realized human right. PFAM is a 501(c)(3) organization.

PFAM builds on the foundation established by faith-based organizations playing a central role in U.S. health care, culture, and politics, the strengths of the existing access to medicines movement, and the historic legacy of faith communities making essential contributions to social movements.


People's Action

People’s Action is a powerful new force for democracy and economic fairness. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, we’re fighting for community over greed, justice over racism, and people and planet over big corporations.


Prescription justice

Prescription Justice is a non-profit organization that brings together doctors, lawyers, public health advocates, and companies dedicated to ending the prescription drug price crisis. Prescription Justice advocates for legislative and policy reforms to permit Medicare to negotiate drug prices; ending "pay-for-delay" deals by pharmaceutical companies that prevent lower cost generics from coming to market; legalizing importation of lower-cost and safe medication; and expressly permitting personal importation from licensed pharmacies as a lifeline of affordable medication.


Right Care Alliance

The Right Care Alliance (RCA) is a grassroots coalition of clinicians, patients, and community members organizing to make health care institutions accountable to communities and put patients, not profits, at the heart of health care.


Social Security works

The mission of Social Security Works is to: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations; Safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security and; Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.


Treatment action group

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus.

TAG works to ensure that all people with HIV, TB, or HCV receive lifesaving treatment, care, and information.

We are science-based treatment activists working to expand and accelerate vital research and effective community engagement with research and policy institutions.

TAG catalyzes open collective action by all affected communities, scientists, and policy makers to end HIV, TB, and HCV.



T1International is a patient-led diabetes advocacy charity. We fight for affordable access to insulin and supplies globally, and we  support local communities by giving them the tools and training they need to stand up for their health rights.

We do not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies or any organization that would compromise our ability to advocate.


Universal Health care action network (UHCAN)

The Universal Health Care Action Network works to connect and support state and national organizations and leaders to achieve affordable, quality, health care for all.


Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

To serve as a catalyst that engages residents and communities in shaping a democratic* health system that provides universal access to quality, affordable health care and promotes health in Connecticut.

We believe that health care is a fundamental right and that our work is part of a broader movement for social and economic justice.


Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

We are a global network of university students who believe that our universities have an opportunity and a responsibility to improve global access to public health goods.