AMCP Strategic Priorities — Introduced Spring 2021
As a professional association, AMCP leads the way to help patients get the medications they need at a cost they can afford.
This past year showed the stark reality of cracks, inequalities, and barriers in our health care system. AMCP, along with the rest of the world, witnessed the grim results of the COVID-19 pandemic. Armed with these insights, AMCP used them to guide the creation of its new strategic priorities. These strategic priorities are vast and complex, so AMCP has been deliberate in evaluating and defining how managed care pharmacy can affect positive change within each focus area. In addition, AMCP’s strategic priorities are intentionally designed to provide flexibility given the ever-changing health care landscape and can be adapted and refocused as dictated by the needs of our members and the patients they serve.
Optimize Value and Access
AMCP will encourage the exchange of ideas among stakeholders and, as solutions are identified, initiate activities that optimize patients’ health outcomes and address barriers to access to care. Through this work, AMCP will define, advocate, and educate about solutions that result in informed decision-making around medication use. Areas of focus will include value, access and affordability, technologies, and quality.
Address Health Disparities
AMCP believes that there is an opportunity to leverage managed care pharmacy to address disparities in medication access, use, and outcomes. Through this work, AMCP, our members, and other stakeholders will emerge as a needed voice and convener around the role that managed care pharmacy can play in identifying and reducing health disparities.
Smart Membership Growth
Managed care pharmacy has a small footprint in the health care industry, but its actions influence the lives of 300 million Americans. By growing membership and utilizing the expertise of its members and corporate partners, AMCP will ensure that managed care pharmacy is a leader in national discussions on efforts to optimize value and access and address health disparities.
To improve patient health by ensuring access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and other therapies.