Statement of Independence

APRA is dedicated to advocating for safe, fair, transparent health care in the United States. We provide national leadership in patient advocacy through research, education, and collaboration.

Like most non-profit organizations, APRA approaches the private sector for funding and companies and industry associations may sponsor APRA initiatives. However, acceptance of corporate funding by APRA is with the understanding that APRA must maintain its objectivity and commitment to a quality result. A sponsor’s preferences regarding the design or content of APRA programs or initiatives may or may not be reflected in those programs or initiatives. Specifically, APRA does not accept funding that is conditioned upon any demand that is not in the best interest of patients or the American public, is dependent upon a particular result or that takes a predetermined position on any health care matter that opposes APRA’s mission or vision.

Sponsor funding is accepted by APRA only for activities that are consistent with APRA’s mission and vision. APRA will not have relationships with sponsors whose principles, policies, or conduct conflict with APRA values.

Acceptance of corporate funds does not imply APRA’s endorsement of a sponsor’s products, services, programs, or activities.

APRA’s corporate relationships are designed and implemented to preserve trust in APRA, and the credibility and objectivity of its information, priorities, programs, and decisions.