Making a meaningful difference for people and communities
Advancing patient and community health beyond the medicine
At AstraZeneca we are deeply committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of people and communities. We follow the science to deliver life-changing medicines for millions of patients worldwide, and our commitment extends far beyond our medicines.
We invest in organizations, programs and policies that improve patient health and access to care, drive health and science innovation and support the communities where we live and work. We do this through a combination of partnership development, philanthropy, advocacy, thought leadership and volunteerism.
Advancing patient health
We support programs that advance patient health in our core therapeutic areas of respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and oncology. These programs empower patients and families to play an active, informed role in the management of their health, and strengthen the quality, accessibility, affordability and delivery of care and services they receive.
Health and science innovation
Continued improvements to health outcomes will rely on innovation. AstraZeneca is supporting the development of the next generation of scientists and strengthening the independent medical education provided to current students and practitioners. We also contribute thought leadership to drive growth in the life sciences sector.
Improving access to care
Providing access to care for all is a significant and complex global challenge. At AstraZeneca, we focus primarily on helping people to afford their medication. In communities with limited healthcare infrastructure and significant unmet public health need, we partner with others to strengthen healthcare frameworks and capabilities and donate medication and supplies.
Supporting our communities
We believe a healthier world cannot come from medicines alone and understand the value of collaboration and partnerships. Whether you’re a non-profit, patient advocate, medical professional or researcher, AstraZeneca realizes the value of the work that you are doing. We provide corporate support for eligible programs, and also empower our employees to give their time, talent and financial resources to the causes important to them.
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is a Delaware not-for-profit corporation that provides grant support for qualified exempt organizations consistent with its charitable purpose to promote public awareness of healthcare issues and advance public education of medical knowledge. The Foundation is separate from the commercial entity, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
New medicines are our lifeblood at AstraZeneca—both small molecule and biological products that address the unanswered needs challenging patients, families, and caregivers. Our clinical trials are guided by global standards and by our concern for the lives of the patients who put their trust in us. We are committed to maintaining ethical sales and marketing practices, and ensuring the integrity of our medicines throughout the manufacturing and supply process.
We believe that providing information to the public about our company, our medicines and how we do business serves the best interests of patients, investors and other stakeholders. We view the way we conduct our business as a great responsibility for our company and all of our employees, and it is critically important to us that the public trusts our ability to carry out this responsibility ethically and in the best interest of patient health.