JANUARY 2021 | QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
2020 Impact Report
Resiliency in a Crisis

To say that 2020 was a challenging year is an understatement. When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down our world in March 2020, no one could have predicted just how much of an economic and healthcare impact it would have on our communities.

Despite the disruption and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Rx Partnership continued to work hard towards our mission of increasing medication access for vulnerable Virginians and strengthening the health safety net. Among other accomplishments, Rx Partnership: ensured there was no medication disruption, extended patient eligibility, created new program efficiencies to assist our clinic partners, enacted a new strategic plan, and launched a new mail delivery program.

Rx Partnership is committed to finding solutions to new challenges and ensuring that the most vulnerable Virginians (and the clinics that serve them!) have access to affordable medications to treat their chronic conditions.

To view a full size version of the 2020 Outcome Report, please click here.

Rx Partnership would like to thank our clinic partners, donors and
pharmaceutical partners for their continued support and commitment! 

Would you like to receive a hard copy of the Outcome Report?
Please contact Jessica Ramirez for more details.
2020 Year In Review Video

In case you missed it, Rx Partnership created a short video to share 2020 highlights of our work to ensure that Virginia's most vulnerable households continue to have access to medications during this challenging year.
Rx Partnership's NEWEST Program
Access to Medication Program -
Insulin Pilot

Rx Partnership recognizes that affordable access to insulin to treat diabetes continues to be a huge issue and a barrier to care for many clinics and their patients. To help address this, RxP implemented an Insulin Pilot that provides access to seven different insulin medications for Access to Medication Program (AMP) clinic partners without pharmacies.

This program is imperative because according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), more than 1 out of 3 Virginian adults have prediabetes and 1 out of every 11 Virginians has diabetes. This means that affordable access to medication to treat diabetes will become more and more critical.

Since starting this pilot program with three clinics in October 2020, RxP has already provided 44 insulin prescriptions. While that number doesn't initially seem significant, it represents medications that have an average cost of $195 each. Over the past three months, Rx Partnership has saved uninsured, diabetic patients (and the clinics who serve them) over $7,798 on the price of insulin!

Questions or would you like to support this program?
Please contact Hope Kestle for more details.
2021 General Assembly Session Spotlight
Rx Partnership Budget Amendment -
Item 303 #6h

Delegate Rodney Willett (73rd District) is sponsoring a budget amendment request that increases financial resources for Rx Partnership's work providing critically needed medications for vulnerable Virginians. Please consider contacting your legislator and asking them to support budget amendment Item 303 #6h which increases state funding support for Rx Partnership's critical generic medication access programs. For more information, please click here.

Thank you Delegate Willett for your continued support!
Rx Partnership Spotlight
RxP Was Recognized as a 2020 Health Quality Innovator of the Year

Health Quality Innovators (HQI) announced the winners of its fourth annual Health Quality Innovators of the Year Awards. This year’s awards honor organizations that are using innovative approaches or technologies to address COVID-19 and keeping patients, residents, and staff safe.

Rx Partnership was selected as a 2020 Health Quality Innovator of the Year runner up in the Other Provider Types and Organizations category for our innovative & creative approach to addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which resulted in the design and launch of our new prescription mail delivery program in just 30 days. To learn more about the awards and Rx Partnership's selection, please click here.
Thank You to Our Supporters

We Cannot Do Our Work Without YOU!

With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic into 2021, the demand for affordable and quality health care continues to surge and health safety organizations like Rx Partnership are needed now more than ever. Rx Partnership is committed to ensuring that low-income, uninsured Virginians continue to have access to the critical medications they need to treat their chronic conditions.

Thank you for helping us ensure that every Virginian has access to the medications they need to live healthy lives!
“I appreciate the delivery of medicines at home.”
DONATIONS & GRANTS RECEIVED IN THE LAST QUARTER:
Individuals

  • Colin Drozdowski
  • John Dickinson
  • Christine Bryant
  • Rashida Jones
  • Sean Keane
  • Kerri Musselman
  • Dourina Peterson
  • Patricia Richards-Spruill
  • Thomas & Eileen Morabito


  • Leo & Beverly Ross
  • Mark Christian
  • Daniel Walker
  • Lynn & Barbara Sirvatka
  • Karen Dulaney
  • Tom Anderson
  • Steve & Renn Ash
  • Mike & Laura Essex
Newsworthy
Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has a COVID-19 Vaccination Response resource page that includes helpful information and materials to help you navigate Virginia's phased response, including:
  • When Can I Get Vaccinated? Complete an online form to help you determine what COVID-19 vaccination group you are in, please click here.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Phase by Health District- Interactive map to help you find out which COVID-19 vaccine phase your county or city is in, please click here.
Virginia 2021 legislative session begins: Coronavirus top of mind
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Big drugmakers just raised their prices on 500 prescription drugs
Drug companies are ringing in the new year with another round of hikes in prescription drug prices, which continue to climb year after year. Read more...
Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs
Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclose to the public the negotiated prices they pay for drugs, under an unexpected new Trump administration rule. Read more...
INVEST IN OUR MISSION
Did you know?

For every $1 donated to Rx Partnership – $24 in medication value
is provided to a patient in need. 
For more information, please visit our website at www.RxPartnership.org.
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