About the Autoimmune Partnership Council
The Autoimmune Partnership Council (APC) brings together companies, organizations, researchers, providers, payers, patient groups, and industry participants to address key issues in raising awareness of autoimmune diseases, improving the treatment experiences and quality of life for patients with all types of autoimmune disorders, and promoting cross talk among researchers who work in the different specialty areas in autoimmune diseases.
The meetings and discussions of the APC inform Autoimmune Association’s capacity to identify issues, strategies, and tactics to advance its own activities, as well as to guide actions as founder and facilitator for the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups (NCAPG). Begun by Autoimmune Association in 1995, NCAPG meets quarterly to discuss issues affecting the autoimmune community. Coalition meetings embrace topics that include research and science, public policy, and other key topics. Fifty national single-disease autoimmune patient groups participate and that number is growing.