The STEP Program
- The STEP Program™
Solutions to Empower Patients
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.
Application for Funding to Help Address Health Disparities
To help address health disparities impacting people managing a range of conditions, the STEP ProgramTM will recognize and fund up to five proposals from patient advocacy organizations.
Past Funding Recipients
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.
- Novartis awards $450,000 to eight nonprofit organizations through the STEP ProgramTM
- Novartis STEP ProgramTM awards nearly $375,000 to patient advocacy organizations for their innovative solutions in biomarker testing; now accepting proposals for caregiving in cancer and certain blood disorders
- Novartis STEP ProgramTM now accepting submissions for proposals that address unmet patient needs in cancer biomarker testing