Americares Honors AbbVie with Power of Partnership Award 

June 10, 2024

Americares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to biopharmaceutical company AbbVie in recognition of its outstanding commitment to increasing health care access.

“It’s thanks to dedicated partners like AbbVie that Americares can continue providing life-saving medicines and medical supplies to people affected by poverty or disaster worldwide,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. “This award is a testament to AbbVie’s commitment to removing barriers to care so that everyone can live their healthiest life. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to AbbVie for helping to save lives and improve health.”

AbbVie has supported Americares for over a decade, providing an estimated 300,000 patients access to the medicine they need through product donations. Over the years, the products from AbbVie have reached 109 countries, including free clinics and community health centers across the United States. The donated products include a range of medicines supporting mental health disorders, eye care diseases and infant respiratory distress syndrome. AbbVie products also support U.S.-licensed medical professionals traveling overseas to provide primary care services and surgeries to patients in need through the Americares Medical Outreach program.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Americares and to be recognized for our commitment to advancing and sustaining a healthier and more equitable world for all,” said AbbVie Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Philanthropy and AbbVie Foundation President Claudia Carravetta. “Our strong collaboration has been critical to providing life-saving treatments to individuals and families around the world.”

Additionally, AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation have provided steadfast support for Americares emergency response work, making generous financial contributions to the organization’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013; the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak; and Hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017, Hurricane Michael in 2018, Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and Hurricane Laura in 2020. AbbVie also supported Americares responses to the 2015 Nepal earthquake, 2016 Ecuador earthquake, 2018 Indonesia earthquake and 2018 California wildfires.

“On behalf of HDA, we congratulate AbbVie for receiving this award,” said HDA President and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr. “HDA applauds AbbVie’s work with Americares to donate lifesaving medicines to patients worldwide and to support the organization’s emergency response efforts. Our longstanding partnership with Americares on the Power of Partnership Award helps ensure companies with a philanthropic mission, such as AbbVie, receive the recognition they deserve.”

Americares Deputy Senior Vice President of Emergency Programs Provash Budden (right) and Healthcare Distribution Alliance President and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis Jr. (left) present the Power of Partnership Award to AbbVie Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Philanthropy and AbbVie Foundation President Claudia Carravetta at the HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Spring, Colo., on June 10, 2024. Photo courtesy of HDA.

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues. For more information, visit