Center for Adherence Improvement Medication adherence is deﬁned as the extent to which a patient acts in accordance with the prescribed interval and dose of a treatment regimen.
Extensive evidence demonstrates that medication adherence can yield better clinical and economic outcomes. However, many individuals do not take their medications as recommended.
Closing the adherence gap is important to improving the quality of health care,
encouraging better chronic care management, and promoting better outcomes.
The PhRMA Foundation Young Investigator Award Program provides stipend support for career
development activities of individuals prepared to engage in research that is aimed at improving
medication adherence. Relevant research goals may include the development or evaluation of
policies, interventions, or tools that are potentially successful in improving medication adherence.
For more information, please visit: www.phrmafoundation.org/adherence.