Former name: Public Hospital Pharmacy Coalition
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access
Organization's Own Description:
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of over 800 public and private non-profit hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. that participate in the Public Health Service 340B drug discount program. SNHPA, which was originally named the Public Hospital Pharmacy Coalition, was formed in 1993 to increase the affordability and accessibility of pharmaceutical care for the nation's poor and underserved populations.
When Congress was creating the 340B program in 1992, SNHPA took the lead role in ensuring that hospitals were included in the program and the organization has been representing the interests of 340B hospitals ever since. Our membership consists of a broad spectrum of 340B hospitals including academic medical centers, community hospitals, children's and rural facilities. SNHPA monitors, educates, and serves as an advocate on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to drug pricing and other pharmacy matters affecting safety-net providers. SNHPA is dedicated to educating its members and others about the 340B program and creating new opportunities for members to save on pharmaceuticals and improve access to pharmaceutical care. read more