Rx Partnership's Response to Coronavirus
Extending the Prescription Delivery Program Until the End of 2020
Rx Partnership piloted a new prescription mail delivery program in April 2020. This program pays for the cost of
clinics mailing prescriptions directly to patients' homes instead of patients having to pick-up their medications from the clinic.
This program has many benefits, including:
Reduces the risk of exposure for both patients and clinic staff and volunteers while ensuring that vital medication is received in a timely manner by patients with chronic conditions.
Addresses Increasing Demand
RxP's programs support the increased medication demand at 32 clinic partners (85 localities) throughout the state because of COVID-19's impact on the economy and employment.
Saving Money for Both Safety-Net Clinics and Patients
RxP has fully committed to implementing this program at no cost to either the patient or the clinic.
Maintaining Medication Adherence in a Crisis
Providing a 90-day supply of medication reduces costs and increases medication adherence. Consistent access to medication avoids the worsening of chronic health conditions, which can lead to costly emergency department visits, preventing undue strain on the health system.
In just three months, 10 clinics have shipped 484 packages to patients! Originally starting as only a three-month program, we've had such a positive response from our clinic partners and patients that Rx Partnership has committed to extending the program through December 31, 2020.
Dianne Guse, Lackey Clinic Pharmacist-in-Charge, shared the following:
To learn more about RxP's Prescription Mail Delivery Program and to view a list of our funders, please
visit our website here.
RxP's Selection in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Investment Connection Virginia
||VIDEO: Experiencing Investment Connection- Rx Partnership
Rx Partnership was selected to participate the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Investment Connection Program.
Investment Connection brings together nonprofit organizations, bankers, foundations, and public and private funders in the regions served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to explore community development opportunities that fit their mission, especially in low- and moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities.
This unique opportunity allowed Rx Partnership to share information about our critical work providing medication to vulnerable Virginians and highlight our newest mail delivery program that was created in response to the coronavirus. To view the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's post about the program and our participation,
please click here.
We'd like to thank the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Investment Connection Program for choosing Rx Partnership to be a part of this unique opportunity!
To view a copy of RxP's presentation,
Rx Partnership Welcomes New Board Members
Rx Partnership is excited to welcome two new members to our Board. Shawn Nelson and Christine Bryant bring a wealth of knowledge to Rx Partnership as we continue to provide medication access for vulnerable Virginians.
To view a full listing of our Board of Directors,
please click here.
L. SHAWN NELSON | WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
L. Shawn Nelson, CPA, FHFMA, currently serves as CFO for Riverside Health System's Lifelong Health Division and Associate Vice President of Finance. Prior to Riverside, Shawn worked to help start Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Shawn received a bachelor's degree in Finance and a MBA from William and Mary. Shawn earned his CPA in 2006 and his FHFMA (Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association) in 2014. Shawn resides in Williamsburg, VA with his wife and two daughters.
CHRISTINE JD BRYANT | RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Christine JD Bryant, PharmD, BCGP
is a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Clinical Consultant Pharmacist. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology/Biological Science from Hampton University and a Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University. As part of her studies, she has completed a geriatric community pharmacy residency. She also serves as a volunteer pharmacist at Crossover Health Ministries, an RxP clinic partner, to provide optimal medication therapy for patients.
Welcome Shawn & Christine-- we look forward to working with you!
Interested in learning more about Rx Partnership Board service?
Donate Now and Increase Your Gift to RxP by 10%
The tournament sponsors will augment your gift to RxP by 10% if you use the link below by October 18th!
Questions? Please contact Katy Latimer 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. These donations have a huge impact on so many people's lives! Thank you!
Free Clinic of Franklin County patient reacting to the new prescription mail delivery program:
DONATIONS & GRANTS RECEIVED IN THE LAST QUARTER:
- Deborah Hudson
- Satyanarain Rangarajan
- Rodney Willett
- Deborah Johnston
- Henry & Kim Rehberg
- Tyler David
- Bruce Kay
- June Javier
- Alan Kirshner and Deb Mihaloff
- Frances Goldman
- William Leedom
- Karen Frye
- Jennifer Flinchum
- Peter Cunningham
- Shauna Mullan-Smith
- John Lewis
- Kerri Musselman
- Donald Price
- Rashida Jones
- Gerald Canaan
- Caroline Juran
- Laura Young
- William & Arlene Yarcich
- Jen Kostyniuk
- Valerie Iaconangelo
- Lewis Broome
- Jan Augustyn
- Lynn Sirovatka
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Gilead's $2,340 Price for Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir Draws Criticism
The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries.
Drug prices steadily rise amid pandemic, data shows
Drugmakers raised the price of hundreds of medicines during the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of Trump administration vows to crack down on surging drug costs and efforts to tack price controls on Covid-19 relief packages.
Walmart buys tech from Carezone to help people manage their prescriptions
Walmart acquired technology and intellectual property from CareZone, a start-up that makes it easier for people to manage multiple medications, Walmart confirmed to CNBC on Monday.
Analysis: How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly
The United States is the only developed nation unable to balance cost, efficacy and social good in setting prices.
PODCAST: Today in Henrico - Amy Yarcich, Rx Partnership
Amy Yarcich, executive director of the nonprofit Rx Partnership, chats with Tara Gray about the organization and its mission.
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