Allied Against Opioid Abuse

Who We Are

Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) is a national education and awareness initiative to help prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription opioids. Our goal is to contribute to solving the opioid crisis in a meaningful way by educating patients about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids.

The initiative is a collaborative effort with diverse partners across the pharmaceutical supply chain, as well organizations that are experts in public health and healthcare. The Healthcare Distribution Alliance is providing the initial funding to support the formation of the organization.

National Partners

AAOA is a collaboration among several partners in the public health, prevention and healthcare communities, including:

Healthcare Distribution Alliance is the founding partner of AAOA and the national organization representing primary pharmaceutical distributors.

ADvancing States represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and long-term services and supports directors. ADvancing States supports visionary leadership, the advancement of systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities.

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application in order to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, representing more than 60,000practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians. Through information, education, and advocacy, APhA empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.

The American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide.

Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones.

GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation’s healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.

HealthyWomen is the nation's leading independent, nonprofit health information source for women. Their mission is to educate women to make informed health choices for themselves and for their families.

MHN’s mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

Mental Health America is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations is dedicated to enhancing the success of state pharmacy associations in their efforts to advance the profession of pharmacy.

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) is the leading professional organization for current and aspiring nurses.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $80 billion healthcare marketplace and employ more than 250,000 individuals on a full- or part-time basis.

The National Consumers League (NCL), founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Their mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad.

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics.

NTOCC strives to raise awareness about transitions of care among healthcare professionals, government leaders, patients and caregivers to increase the quality of care, reduce medication errors and enhance clinical outcomes.

The BeMedWise program at NeedyMeds provides one-stop access to affordable medications, healthcare services and patient education to promote safe use, storage and disposal of medicines.

PA Foundation empowers PAs to improve health through philanthropy and service and is the charitable arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) advances medication safety by certifying pharmacy technicians who are qualified to support pharmacists and patient care teams in all practice settings. By setting the standard for certification of pharmacy technicians, PTCB improves medication safety and patient care.

Partnering with Local Communities

AAOA is committed to raising awareness about the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids. Crucial to these efforts are our partnerships with local communities across the nation. Hear from our local partners by watching the video below:

State and Local Partners

AAOA is engaging in local communities across Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Our local partners include:

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