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Brian Kennedy has served as Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Patient Access since its founding. GAfPA is a network of physicians and patient advocates with the shared mission of promoting health policy that ensures patient access to appropriate clinical care and approved therapies. GAfPA accomplishes this mission through educating physicians and patients on health policy issues and developing education material and advocacy initiatives to promote informed policymaking.
Along with its physician leadership, Mr. Kennedy has led the U.S.-based Alliance for Patient Access to be the nation’s largest multi-specialty physician organization solely focused on health policy issues related to patient access. On behalf of AfPA, the related Institute for Patient Access, and the Global Alliance for Patient Access, Mr. Kennedy has overseen the development of policy initiatives regarding patient access to biologic therapies, prescription drug abuse and diversion, health plan coverage and payment policies and informed prescribing.
Prior to founding AfPA, Mr. Kennedy’s professional career spanned the practice of law, campaign politics, government relations and corporate public affairs consulting. Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Iowa State University and his J.D. from Drake University Law School. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.