“The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is the philanthrophic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
“The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,300 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission is to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.” (http://www.aafp foundation.org/x284.xml; accessed 5/2/03)
AAFP's "Americans in Motion" initiative to "improve the health of all Americans by implementing a multifaceted fitness program addressing physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being," is supported by companies such as McDonald's and PepsiCo, Inc.(http://www.aafp.org/x22874.xml; accessed 4/14/06)
AAFP charges $3,000 ($200 for nonprofits) to endorse educational material (judgments made by a panel of 3). (AAFP/Cheryl Denslow, 11/97)
Corporate Partners (partial list)
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Purdue Pharma LP
- Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Janssen Pharmaceutica
- McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals
- Ortho Biotech
- Pharmacia Corporation
- Roche Laboratories
- Wallace Pharmaceuticals
- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
- Abbott Laboratories
- Alcon Laboratories
- Aventis Pasteur
- Aventis Pharmaceuticals
- Merck US Human Health
- Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
- Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals
- Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals Group
- Procter & Gamble
- Unilever Home and Personal Care
- Welch Allyn, Inc.
- Bayer Corp., Pharmaceutical Division
- Chlorine Chemistry Council
- Kyphon Inc.
- Organon, Inc.
- Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories
- Aircast Incorporated
- American Chemistry Council
- Campbell Soup Company
- The Dow Chemical Company
- Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Exact Sciences Corp.
- Johnson & Johnson MERCK Consumer
- Kellogg Company
- Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
- MBNA Marketing Systems, Inc.
- Mead Johnson Nutritionals
- Medco Health
- Nestle USA, Inc., Nutrition Division
- Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Ortho Neutrogena
- Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
- 3M Pharmaceuticals
- SIGVARIS Incorporated
- TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
- United States Potato Board
- Weight Watchers Foundation
- AETNA/US Healthcare
- American Family Physician
- Bayer Corporation, Consumer Care
- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
- California Academy of Family Physicians
- California Strawberry Commission
- Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation
- Family Practice Education Network
- General Mills, Inc.
- Gerber Products Company
- International Food Information Council
- Medical World Conferences
- MedUnite Inc.
- Nabisco Foods Group
- National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
- National Dairy Council
- Network for Continuing Medical Education
- Quaker Oats Company
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
- Tanita Corporation of America
- The Brock/Toman Group of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
- The Sugar Association, Inc.
- UCB Pharma
- Wallach Surgical Devices
- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
(http://www.aafpfoundation.org/x284.xml; accessed 5/2/03)