Founded in 1982, the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
is a non-profit coalition of close to 100 organizations.
NCPIE's mission is to stimulate and improve communication of information
on the appropriate use of medicines to consumers and health care professionals.
NCPIE develops programs, provides educational
resources, and offers services to advance the common mission of its
The values of the National Council on Patient Information and Education are:
To represent a wide spectrum of organizations
serving the public health through
educational and advocacy programs that encourage the appropriate use of
medicines, in order to achieve intended outcomes and improve public health.
To empower consumers to
be more informed about and active in decisions affecting their use of
medicines by stimulating communication between consumers and health care
professionals on the safe and appropriate use of medicines.
To stimulate programs to ensure that medicine information
is useful and scientifically accurate in whatever form and for whatever
audience it is delivered.