Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) is a non-profit organization that serves as an alliance of health care professionals, bio industry members, patient advocates, and human rights specialists to advance ARxC’s mission to reduce cultural incompetency and health care delivery disparities.
A Note From Our Executive Director
As health care professionals, human rights supporters, and patient advocates, we strongly oppose any policy that denies full access to health care to the people of Georgia and throughout the nation.
ARxC informs, educates, and mobilizes individuals and communities on actions and policies that enhance the quality and safety of health care.
We welcome you to join us in our mission to improve the health and wellness of everyone, without any disparity of care.
ARxC Executive Director
Our vision is a Georgia health system that ensures full access to health care as a civil human right and upholds the Patients’ Bill of Rights. We believe the trinity of the mind, body, and spirit must be aligned together.
In September 2009, Grady Hospital in Atlanta closed its out-patient dialysis clinic, leaving 96 uninsured and under-insured immigrant patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). They needed on-going and regularly scheduled dialysis treatments to survive. Not having any other means to sustain the care for their patients, the physicians at Grady reached out to community advocates to intercede and find a solution. We were these community advocates.
We implemented a five-step strategic plan to sustain the care of the ESRD patients that we call the Community Action Care Plan (CACP).
Incorporating as the Advocates for Responsible Care in October 2010, we began to extend our agenda to other critical patient advocacy issues.
The cornerstone of our organization is facilitating the Rx in Reach Georgia Coalition, the Georgia Coalition for Safe Communities (GCSC), and spearheading the Georgia Bio Patient Advocacy Alliance to engage and mobilize a variety of Georgia-based patient advocacy organizations to secure, protect, and sustain Georgians’ access to quality care and medications.