Correction: An earlier edition of Rx Partnership's April 2019 Quarterly Newsletter included the correct date but wrong day of the week for RxP's Open House. The correct date is Tuesday, May 21st. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience resulting from the original email. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Ramirez at email@example.com.
Rx Partnership Has Moved Locations!
Since our founding in 2003, the Medical Society of Virginia has hosted Rx Partnership's offices at its own Richmond office on Emerywood Parkway. RxP is excited to share that as of March 2019, RxP moved its operations to new offices located at 1500 Forest Avenue, Suite 201 in Richmond. This is the first time in its history that RxP has operated out of a space solely its own! We'd like to thank the Medical Society of Virginia for the years of support!
Save the Date for RxP's Open House!
RxP is hosting an Open House for our partners, funders and supporters to visit our new offices at:
1500 Forest Avenue, Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23229
Join us on Tuesday, May 21st between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres and chat with staff, meet our board of directors and check out our new space!
Rx Partnership Hosts Informational Luncheon in Roanoke
Rx Partnership had a wonderful opportunity to meet with community leaders, care providers, and potential partners on March 21st in Roanoke, Virginia at The Shenandoah Club. Our Executive Director, Amy Yarcich, and Board members, Donna Littlepage and John Lewis, enjoyed being able to tell the story of vulnerable Virginians and the impact Rx Partnership has by bringing life-saving medications to the uninsured. Annually, Rx Partnership serves over 600 patients in the Roanoke Valley with over $725,000 in free, essential prescriptions.
Former RxP Board of Director, James Black, wrote an impactful letter to The Roanoke Times about the value of Rx Partnership at Bradley Free Clinic. To read the piece, please click here.
Rx Partnership Expands Income Eligibility Threshold
To flex with the ever-changing healthcare environment, Rx Partnership recently announced that the financial eligibility criteria for Affiliate clinic patients to access brand medication from five pharmaceutical partners has expanded to the various federal poverty levels (FPL) standards set by each partner company.
Previously, to access RxP's medication, a patient's income could not exceed 250% of the FPL. Now, with this expansion, each clinic can set eligibility guidelines to mirror the standards set by each pharmaceutical company, some going up to 400% of FPL. This change will allow more uninsured Virginians to access the medications they so desperately need.
Have eligibility questions? Please contact Michelle Taylor for more information.
Donate Now and Increase your Gift to RxP by 10%
Rx Partnership is a registered charity with the PGA Tour's
Dominion Energy Charity Classic's Birdies for Charity
program, presented by TowneBank, which will take place October 14-20, 2019 at the Country Club of Virginia James River Course. The tournament sponsors will augment your gift to RxP by 10%.
Questions? Please contact RxP's Development Manager, Curtis Shifflett for more information.
Thank You to Our Supporters
Rx Partnership Cannot Do What We Do Without YOU!
appreciate all the support
from individuals and organizations that have made our success possible as we work toward the lofty vision of ensuring "Every Virginian has access to the medications they need."
"I get 6 medications from RxP. I couldn't afford these on my own. THANK YOU!
- Diana Crocker
DONATIONS & GRANTS RECEIVED IN THE LAST QUARTER:
Individuals & Private Funds
- Anna Healy James
- Bruce and Janet Kay
- Sean Keane
- Dan and Laura Murray
- Bill and Arlene Yarcich
Foundations & Corporations
Are you interested in investing in our mission?
Please contact RxP's Development Manager, Curtis Shifflett
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INVEST IN OUR MISSION
Did you know that each
in Rx Partnership results in
$45 of retail prescription value delivered to clinic patients?
There are lots of ways to support RxP and its mission of increasing access to prescription medication for Virginia's uninsured.