We've been committed from day one to advancing the public's health care needs. In 1990, the same eight individuals who founded AMCP two years prior boldly took one more step. Our founders realized AMCP's important efforts to promote the honor and integrity of the practice of pharmacy in a managed care setting could be significantly extended. Our organization was created as the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy in 1990 and renamed the AMCP Foundation in 2013.
Our initial leaders filed a charter to establish a Foundation, describing "charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes closely related to the function of the Academy." The dream was – and is – for the AMCP Foundation to support the "diffusion of knowledge to those interested in the delivery of pharmacy services in managed care."
We fulfill this mission by helping managed care pharmacy address patient needs through access to unbiased, evidence-based information and training. Our goal has always been to help the public get the best available, best value drugs to maximize their pharmacy benefits.
While operating as a supporting organization of AMCP, the Foundation focuses on preparing leaders to serve patients in the evolving health care environment.
Check out our retrospective of accomplishments over the last several years, through 2019. For a glimpse of the AMCP Foundation in action, view our 2017 year in review video.
Some of our accomplishments include:
Development of the nationally recognized P&T Competition, providing student teams a fun and prestigious way to learn effective, evidence-based pharmaceutical evaluation since 2000.
Student internships conducted since 1993, providing more than 200 pharmacy students exposure to real-world managed care pharmacy practice and operations.
Annual Research Symposia held as AMCP Nexus preconference series since 2010, plus Leadership Meetings, Learning Institutes and other gatherings.
Launch of the Best Poster Competition for student pharmacists in 2002, with subsequent expansions to recognize residents, fellows, graduate students and senior investigators.
Recognizing sustained leadership and contribution to managed care pharmacy through the Steven G. Avey Award, presented since 2001.
Led a consortium that established the unprecedented AMCP Framework for Quality Drug Therapy, bridging the gap between the status quo and ideal drug therapy.
Health care trends and implications for stakeholders such as patients, providers, payers and pharmaceuticals.
Value-based health care and the role of pharmaceuticals.
Pharmacy literacy to improve adherence.
Value of medicines to build understanding of managed care pharmacy principles.
Medication therapy management and quality of care.
Our 25th Anniversary
In our first quarter-century, the AMCP Foundation produced an extensive body of research that contributed to the tools, strategies and programs managed care pharmacy has utilized to advance health care quality and patient outcomes. As seen in the below video, your AMCP Foundation also provided real-world educational opportunities for hundreds of student pharmacists, paving the way for leaders in the field.
To commemorate our 25th anniversary in 2015, a special campaign was chaired by Kathleen Moreo and Doug Burgoyne.
As health care evolves, the Foundation's work is more important than ever. The Foundation continues to rely on your help to enhance the practice of managed care pharmacy and cultivate future leaders.
AMCP Foundation 25th Anniversary Video from AMCP on Vimeo