Patient Advocacy at Vertex

Bridging the gap between patients and our science

Our Uncompromising Commitment

The Patient Advocacy team is committed to the Vertex mission of creating transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. We seek to identify opportunities where we can partner with and learn from people living with serious diseases, like cystic fibrosis (CF), and represent the community voice within Vertex.

We strive to:
Vertex team poses with a patient visiting the Vertex lab
  • Put patients first and at the center of everything we do

  • Communicate in a way that is accurate, honest, transparent and clear

  • Listen with empathy and learn from patients and caregivers

  • Respect the relationship between the patient and their health care team

  • Empower patients by helping them to access information and resources

  • Support initiatives that help patients live a fuller, more engaged lifestyle

  • Encourage and provide opportunities for our employees to engage with the community

Programs to Support the CF Community
2020 Vertex Foundation Scholarship Recipients Collage

Supporting With Scholarships

The Vertex Foundation Scholarship helps people with CF and their immediate family members pursue two-year, four-year or graduate degrees.
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Giving Kids a Team

Vertex's sponsorship of Team IMPACT helps courageous kids living with serious diseases, such as CF, become honorary, active members of college athletic teams. Read more.

Reach Out

If you are interested in becoming an advocate or want to learn more about the Patient Advocacy team at Vertex, contact us at