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Q&A on Earth Day: HDA’s Chip Davis Discusses Sector Sustainability

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HDA recognizes the role healthcare distributors can play in minimizing the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint. Many members are already committing to sustainability initiatives — from adopting eco-friendly packaging to setting carbon neutrality goals.

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World Health Day: HDA’s Commitment to a More Sustainable, Resilient Supply Chain

Posted by Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

The World Health Organization has estimated that more than 13 million deaths around the globe are due to avoidable environmental causes stemming from climate change. Accordingly, this year’s World Health Day (April 7) theme is “Our Planet, Our Health,” which focuses on the political, social and commercial decisions that affect the environment as a factor in human health. The public and private sectors each can do their part on this front — and HDA believes that healthcare distributors have an important role to play in the health of the planet when it comes to delivering medications sustainably.

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How Cardinal Health Is Transforming the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

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Healthcare distributors, as logistics experts of the supply chain, are constantly innovating to increase efficiencies, optimize operations and generate solutions for an ever-evolving ecosystem — while continuously ensuring the safe, efficient and reliable delivery of 10 million medicines and healthcare products every day.

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Healthcare Distributors Honored as 2021 'Hero of the Supply Chain'

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Throughout the past year, HDA distributor members worked tirelessly to ensure the continued delivery of everyday, lifesaving medicines and support COVID-19 response efforts. Equipped with extensive logistics expertise, distributors used communication, collaboration and coordination with trading partners and at all levels of the government to aid and help protect the health of Americans across the country.

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Building a More Climate Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain

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Protecting the health of Americans begins with ensuring the well-being of our planet — and healthcare distributors recognize the industry’s responsibility to drive meaningful action on reducing climate change.

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HDA’s Chip Davis Discusses How to Build a More Resilient Global Supply Chain with Congressional and Private Sector Leaders

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HDA President and CEO Chip Davis participated in the Aspen Institute’s 2021 Aspen Security Forum as part of a panel discussion entitled, "Building a More Resilient Global Supply Chain."

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A Dialogue on COVID-19 and the Future of the Healthcare Supply Chain

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HDA recently sponsored and participated in the Milken Institute’s 2021 Future of Health Summit. This year’s event, held on June 22–23, brought together industry experts, public health leaders and elected officials for insightful policy discussions on a variety of issues that are shaping healthcare in our country.

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HDA’s Chip Davis Assesses State of the Distribution Industry at 2021 BLC Online

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HDA President and CEO Chip Davis recently spoke at the 2021 BLC Online about the unique role of the healthcare distribution industry in combating COVID-19, how distributors continue to rise to its challenges and what is still needed to turn the corner on the pandemic, among other association priorities.

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Health Delivered: Reaffirming Distributors' Fundamental Value to U.S. Healthcare

Posted by Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

For the past year, I have watched the men and women of the healthcare distribution industry go above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure medicines, vaccines, PPE and other medical supplies reached patients and providers across the country. Their energy, determination and commitment have ensured a resilient supply chain during the most challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic and a distribution network that has continued to deliver value each and every day.

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Healthcare Distributors Playing Central Role As COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Accelerates

Posted by Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

We have reached another pivotal moment in the fight against COVID-19: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate for emergency use. With demand for vaccines currently outpacing supply, the addition of a third candidate is welcome news for Americans. Most importantly, a one-dose option that only requires refrigeration will provide greater flexibility in delivering vaccines to more individuals, including those in underserved and rural areas, with the ability to scale up production exponentially as we move into the spring and summer months.

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