Amgen Supported Initiatives
Amgen supports the work of patient advocacy groups and professional organizations that share a common goal of developing solutions to improve health outcomes and work toward patient empowerment and well-being. These are a few examples of the initiatives Amgen currently supports.
American Heart Association (AHA): The AHA recently began a multi-year campaign to improve understanding, testing and treatment of LDL cholesterol, an important indicator of heart attack and stroke risk. The LDL-C Campaign will educate patients about the importance of knowing their LDL level and encourage them to take action through active conversations with their healthcare team to set up an appropriate care plan. AHA’s EmPOWERED to Serve™ Health Lessons, supported by Amgen, are accelerating community-driven solutions for reducing cardiovascular risk disparities, including elevated LDL-C, in under-resourced communities and communities of color.
CDC Foundation: Alliance for the Million Hearts® supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Million Hearts national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes. The Alliance leads campaigns like Live to the Beatand Heart Healthy Steps, which focus on helping people understand their personal risk, believe in their power to change it and then to take steps, like lowering their LDL cholesterol, to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
Family Heart Foundation: Getting on Appropriate Lipid Management (GOAL) campaign connects the dots between hereditary risks for heart disease—elevated Lp(a) and LDL-C levels—and cardiovascular disease, helping individuals at risk to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate, timely management to lower their LDL-C and Lp(a) levels per guideline recommendations.
Allergy & Asthma Network: Not One More Life Trusted Messengersis acommunity outreach and virtual asthma coaching program bringing quality healthcare into under-resourced communities that are disproportionately impacted by asthma.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Health Equity Advancement and Leadership (HEAL) program addresses disparities in communities of color that bear the heaviest burden of asthma.
Global Healthy Living Foundation: BIPOC Patient Voices: Living with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, supported as part of the 2022 UPLIFT initiative (see below), and Psoriasis: An Inside Out Disease, empower patients to take an active role in their disease, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color in whom diagnosis and treatment are often delayed because many healthcare providers are not aware of differences in how psoriasis appears on people with darker skin tones.
IFPA (International Federation of Psoriasis Associations): UPLIFT Innovation Program fosters the development of actionable solutions to address the challenges faced by the psoriatic disease community and their healthcare providers. Organizations around the world are awarded grants for projects that promote open dialogue about a patient’s health and treatment goals.
Lazarex Cancer Foundation: Cancer Wellness HUB is a safe space that brings resources and services needed to overcome historical and cultural barriers to cancer care into communities, providing the greatest opportunity for a successful result.
LUNGevity Foundation: No One Missed encourages people with non-small cell lung cancer to follow a talk, test and treat approach to learn about and seek precision care based on cancer biomarkers. Navigating KRAS is the foundation’s online resource to help patients learn about the most common mutation that drives non-small cell lung cancer.
No One Left Alone Foundation: No One Left Alone is establishing a model for community oncology clinics to improve treatment disparities for non-small cell lung cancer by improving rates of biomarker tests that can provide key information patients and oncologists can use to guide treatment decisions.
HEAL: The Health, Education, Advocacy and Learning (HEAL) Collaborative forms meaningful partnerships with faith-based organizations and leverages relevant health education resources to help Black communities learn about healthy lifestyles, wellness & disease prevention, navigate local healthcare systems, access the latest medical treatments and technologies, and learn about early detection, health screenings and clinical trial enrollment.
StoryCorps: Every Patient Counts, Every Story Matters: Health Equity Series is putting a human face on healthcare challenges by illuminating the shared experiences of individuals either facing health disparities or working to change them.