Novartis developed the STEP (Solutions to Empower Patients) ProgramTM to fund innovative projects from United States (US)–based nonprofit organizations that help address some of the most pressing gaps between best practices and the care a patient - or caregiver - actually receives. By supporting the patient advocacy organizations that are best positioned to address these unmet needs, our goal is to help reduce the burden of disease and help create a path to better care.

Celebrating Five Years of Impact

Since launching the STEP ProgramTM in 2017 we have contributed toward the significant impact among communities in need as addressed by our funding recipients.


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Since its creation, the STEP ProgramTM has funded a variety of programs and resources that are helping to address educational gaps for patients, their caregivers, and the health care community.