Rx Partnership Spotlight
Rx Partnership added FOUR New AMP Clinic Partners in the Last Quarter

Rx Partnership is excited to welcome four new clinic partners to its network--including its  first  partner Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  The  Community Health Center of the New River Valley , a FQHC located in Christiansburg, Virginia,  Page Free Clinic  located in Luray, Virginia,  Living Water Community Clinic  in Locust Grove, Virginia serving patients located in Orange, Spotsylvania and Culpeper Counties and Loudoun Free Clinic located in Leesburg, Virginia, join our six existing Access to Medication Program (AMP) clinic partners.

Loudoun Free Clinic staff is excited that they can use the cost-savings from AMP to free up resources to meet the other needs of patients. 
When asked why she wanted to join RxP's AMP, Michelle Brauns, CEO of the Community Health Center of the New River Valley said:  "We know that many are faced with choosing between filling prescriptions or paying household expenses. This program will help with continuity of care and potentially cut-down on missed doses that can lead to worsening of chronic conditions."

According to Benjamin D. Dolewski, Executive Director of the Page Free Clinic: "With Rx Partnership's AMP Program, we'll be able to get medications a lot quicker and for a price cheaper than our local pharmacies. This program will enhance our mission."

Living Water Community Clinic's Executive Directer, Debbie McInnis, expressed similar sentiment:  "Joining the AMP Program will allow us to allocate the medication cost savings to expand and develop new services for our patients."

Other AMP clinic partners:
In addition to adding new partner clinics, AMP recently expanded its formulary of available medications  by adding 9 medications and 17 dosage strengths, including: 6 mental health drugs, 2 migraine drugs and 1 GERD medication.  Currently, AMP offers a total of 43 medications in 86 dosage strengths to vulnerable Virginians at or below 300% of the federal poverty level to treat a variety of chronic conditions, such as: hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.  To view the full AMP formulary,  please click here.

On average, an AMP formulary medication would cost a patient $13.72 at Walmart, while RxP's cost per prescription averaged $5.29, which demonstrates a cost savings of $8.47 per prescription!

Questions about the Access to Medication Program (AMP)?
Please contact Program Director Hope Kestle for more details
Rx Partnership Spotlight
2019 Annual Roundtable

The 14th Annual Rx Partnership Roundtable was held at the Medical Society of Virginia in Richmond, VA on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019. This year's Roundtable brought together representatives from partner clinics across the state to learn about current health care issues, network with colleagues, and share best practices to better serve their patients. 

The agenda included informative sessions on: Conflict Management, Motivational Interviewing for better patient outcomes, clinic networking and idea sharing and Pharmacy in Virginia. Attendees reported that this Roundtable was the "best one yet."  

We'd like to thank the clinic partners who have joined us as we work toward increasing medication access!

Thank you  We Work for Health for generously sponsoring the
2019 Roundtable Training!
Rx Partnership News
Rx Partnership Welcomes New Board Members

Rx Partnership is excited to welcome two new members to our Board. Dourina Petersen and Charlie Webb bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to Rx Partnership and their strategic talents will enhance our current board as we work to increase access to medication for vulnerable populations across the Commonwealth. To view a full listing of our Board of Directors, click here.

Dourina Petersen has served as Executive Director at Chesapeake Care, a free & charitable clinic located in Chesapeake, Virginia since 2016. She has over 18 years of experience in non-profit management and has served in positions of increasing responsibility with Chesapeake Care since joining the organization in January of 2000. Dourina received a bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and is active in various community and church endeavors.

Charlie Webb serves as a Principal with Benefits Group Inc., part of the Innovative Insurance Group in Roanoke, Virginia.  He is a licensed insurance agent and consultant and has served in the insurance business since 1988.  Charlie majored in finance and received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech.  Charlie has served on state and national professional associations as well as community and service organizations in the Roanoke region including JDRF, March of Dimes and Total Action Against Poverty. 

Welcome Dourina and Charlie -- we look forward to working with you!

Interested in learning more about Rx Partnership Board service?
Please contact Jessica Ramirez for more details.
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% - if you use the link below by October 20!  
Consider making your gift today at Birdies for Charity- Rx Partnership.

Questions? Please contact Amy Yarcich for more information.
Thank You to Our Supporters
Rx Partnership Cannot Do What We Do Without YOU! 

We  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."  
Ann Holland,  CPhT, Pharmacy Technician at Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic discussing Pam's medications

Pam, a patient at Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg, is taking 10-12 medications for her chronic conditions.  She was previously covered by her husband's insurance but lost coverage when he had to stop working for health reasons.  Her own health declined because she couldn't afford regular access to care or her medicine.  

"I was so bad when I came to the clinic because I skipped doses.  

I wouldn't be here today without [these meds]-- they saved my life."


Special thanks to these Foundations for helping to make our work possible:
Are you interested in investing in our mission? 
Please contact Amy Yarcich 

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Did you know that each  $1 invested  in Rx Partnership results in
$30 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.  

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