Every Patient Deserves Access to the Best Healthcare.

Our Mission

Patients Rising is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, resources, and advocacy for people living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. 

Our Vision

Patients Rising envisions an inclusive healthcare system where all patients have transparent, affordable access to the treatments they need.

Our Principles

  • We stand up for patients’ rights and dignity.
  • We advocate for timely access to the treatments patients need.
  • We engage with patients, medical professionals and policy experts to have solution-oriented discussions and to keep healthcare transparent.
  • We give a platform to patients and advocates to raise awareness of chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Our goal is to create lasting impact on the future of healthcare in the United States.
  • We envision a healthcare system where no patient is deprived of access to the treatments they need when they need them.

Our Platforms

Education and Direct Support

Our Patient Education and Support platform includes the Patients Rising Concierge portal, the weekly Patients Rising Podcast, as well as Patients Rising University, our online and in-person education program, all accessed via PatientsRising.org.

The Patients Rising Concierge provides direct, personalized access to information and a network of public and nonprofit programs and resources.

Patients Rising Podcast digs deep into the week’s healthcare policy issues and how they impact patients. Episodes feature the latest news, in-depth discussions with policymakers and patient advocates, and updates from patient correspondents around the country.

Patients Rising University provides access to reliable, expertly curated information via learning modules that include traditional content, videos, E-Books, and infographics. 


Our Patient Advocacy platform provides a full suite of advocacy initiatives. It focuses on cultivating and activating a diverse grassroots network of patients, families and allies to advocate for positive change in our complex healthcare system. We work at community, state and federal levels supporting reforms and legislation aimed at advancing patient access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Patients Rising Now is our advocacy portal and gateway for patients to join our network, sign up for training, and take action.

Patients Rising Stories is our innovative story portal that enables patients to share their stories. It acts as a community for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and policy experts, as well as media and legislators, all while ensuring the patient’s voice is preeminent.

The Patient Access & Affordability Project evaluates the various frameworks used to assess and demonstrate the value of new treatments to ensure that the patient is kept at the center of these decisions.

Advocacy Master Class Training teaches patients from across therapeutic areas on key healthcare issues and different ways they can raise their voice to move the needle in healthcare.

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