Rx Partnership Update
RxP Welcomes Blue Ridge Free Clinic as the newest AMP Clinic Partner

Rx Partnership is excited to welcome Blue Ridge Free Clinic located in Harrisonburg, Virginia to our network of clinic partners!

The all-volunteer Blue Ridge Free Clinic opened its doors on April 12th, 2021 in response to the ongoing need for free clinic services in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community after the closure of the Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic at the end of 2020. Blue Ridge Free Clinic is a “no barriers” clinic for those that have no other healthcare options or do not know how to access their available healthcare options. In their first 6 weeks, they provided direct care and care navigation to more than 100 vulnerable community members.

According to Lynne Eggert, Nurse Practitioner and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Free Clinic:

"Through the [RxP] AMP Program, we have been able to help our patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and COPD access medications that allow them to live and work without needing to seek emergency medical care to manage their conditions. It is a certainty that these community members would not have been able to afford to pay for their chronic medications without the AMP program. We at the Blue Ridge Free Clinic count it a privilege to serve our community in this way and are grateful for partnerships with entities like Rx Partnership that allow us to better serve our neighbors."

Questions or would you like to support this program?
Please contact Hope Kestle for more details.
Rx Partnership News
RxP Welcomes New Board Members

Rx Partnership is excited to welcome four new members to our Board. Kevin W. Christensen, Linda T. Hines, Kathleen T.T. Lewis, and Paul Wesolowski 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.
  • Director, Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
  • Richmond, Virginia

  • Administrative Director, Laboratory Services & Pathology, LifeBridge Health - Sinai Hospital
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Medicaid Plan President, Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc.
  • Midlothian, Virginia

  • Chief Operating Officer, VCU Health System
  • Richmond, Virginia
Welcome to Rx Partnership's Board of Directors!
Treat Yourself With Rx Partnership
Purchase a Self-Care Box Today and Invest in Your Wellbeing!

We at Rx Partnership (RxP) know this last year has been a challenging one. To help highlight the importance of self-care, RxP created carefully curated Treat Yourself with Rx Partnership self-care wellness boxes to remind us to take a minute to reset, rejuvenate, and reinvest in our own well-being. Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and more!

For more detailed information and to purchase these self-care boxes for friends, family and colleagues, please click here.

Questions or would you like to purchase boxes?
Please contact Katy Latimer for more details.
Self-Care Boxes Will Include:
  • Travel Pill Case
  • Moisturizing Vanilla Lip Balm
  • Tea Forté® Organic Wellness Tea
  • Sweet Sophia Honey Stick
  • RxBar® Protein Bar
  • Yankee Candle® Scented Tealight
  • Mini-Journal & Pen
  • Colored Pencils & Coloring Page
  • Mindful Movement Exercises
  • And more!

To view the benefits of the items and to purchase a self-care box, please click here.
Sources: 1- KFF, 2- Everyday Health
Rx Partnership Spotlight
RxP Don Price Award of Excellence

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Lisa Baker, VCU School of Pharmacy, Class of 2021, has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Don Price Award of Excellence.

The Don Price Award of Excellence was created in memory of Don Price, who served on the Rx Partnership Board of Directors from 2016 until his passing on January 3, 2021. Don showed exceptional dedication to medication access for vulnerable Virginians. He was a vocal advocate for Rx Partnership and shared his passion about our mission whenever he had the opportunity.

This award is given to a pharmacy student who embraces making a difference in our community and shows a passion for medication access.

Lisa worked on several key projects for RxP during her rotation with the organization in 2021 and demonstrated a clear commitment to making medications more accessible for individuals in need. We are confident that Lisa will thrive as a pharmacist helping her patients!

Congratulations Lisa!
Make Your Donation Go Further
Donate Now and Increase Your Gift to RxP by 10%

Rx Partnership is once again a charity partner with the PGA Tour's Dominion Energy Charity Classic's Birdies for Charity, presented by Towne Bank, scheduled for October 22 - 24, 2021 at the Country Club of Virginia James River Course.

The tournament sponsors will increase your gift by 10%! But hurry, this generous offer only applies if you make a gift by October 24th!

Use the following link and donate now to grow your gift to Rx Partnership by 10%: Birdies for Charity- Rx Partnership.

For a full donation guide, please click here.

Questions? Please contact Katy Latimer for more information. 
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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.