As an active partner in the health and wellness dialogue, we continually reach out to leading physicians and scientists, health care practitioners, as well as professional and community organizations. We work with them to further our shared goals: primarily education or community strengthening actions related to health and wellness.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), founded in 1947, is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 115,900 members. The AAFP was founded to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.
The AAFP and Nature Made share a vision of empowering individuals to achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle. As a Consumer Alliance Partner of AAFP, Nature Made supports the content available on AAFP's consumer health and wellness site www.familydoctor.org. This award-winning resource provides educational content that focuses on helping consumers make informed decisions about nutrition, physical activity, emotional health, the prevention of disease, and the role that vitamins and supplements can play in healthy living.
Other Professional Organizations
For many years, we have also supported and participated in a dialogue with key health care and nutrition organizations such as the American Society for Nutrition, American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Pharmacist Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Vitamin Angels distributes vitamins to children in developing countries throughout the world in recognition that access to essential nutrients can save lives. Their mission is to mobilize resources to connect newborns, infants and children in need with nutrients that support good health and help fight infectious diseases.
Pharmavite has contributed through financial and in-kind donations to support initiatives led by Vitamin Angels. For example, In 2014, Pharmavite committed to manufacturing 10 Million Children’s Multi-Chewable tablets for distribution around the world. In addition, Nature Made is committed to periodically making donations to Vitamin Angels in partnership with Wallgreens.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.
Pharmavite employees volunteer to create comfort kits and holiday greeting cards for Military families. In addition, employees collect donations that are matched by Pharmavite for specific disaster relief efforts. In 2014, donations were made to the Oklahoma City tornado relief, and the Phillippines Typhoon Haiyan relief. Pharmavite also makes product donations to these relief efforts and local Red Cross events.
The purpose of Enactus is to enable progress through entrepreneurial action. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Pharmavite has been a partner since 2012 contributing to both the US National and World Cup competitions. In 2013, Enactus sponsored a series of Health and Wellness workshops held by the University of La Verne’s Enactus team. The workshops educated 5-8th grade students and their parents about the importance of exercise and nutrition.