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Last Updated
March 8, 2017
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Membership in the National Council on Patient Information and Education is open to organizations committed to providing patients, consumers and caregivers with useful and appropriate medicine information. NCPIE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) coalition of over 100 organizations. Members include: consumer and patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions, health professional societies and trade associations, voluntary health agencies,government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, managed care organizations, and communication and public relations firms.

There are four organization categories:


Upon joining NCPIE, each member organization is assigned to one of 4 organization categories. These categories permit different segments within NCPIE's coalition to discuss with similar organizations medicine communication and patient information, public policy issues, and provide input directly to the Board. These organization categories also serve as a forum for program planning and marketing.

NCPIE's structure is shown in the chart below.



Committees
Members are welcome to participate on several committees, including:
Conference Committee
Membership Committee
Public Relations Committee

Meetings are usually held via conference call.

Three committees are reserved for NCPIE Board members only:

Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Fund Development Committee