Health—General & Rehabilitative

Rx Drug Access Partnership

aka Rx Partnership

Richmond, VA

Mission

Rx Partnership increases medication access for vulnerable Virginians and strengthens the health safety net.

Ruling Year

2004

Executive Director

Ms. Amy Yarcich

Main Address

1500 Forest Ave Ste 201

Richmond, VA 23229 USA

Keywords

RxP, access, pharmacy, medications, healthcare

EIN

57-1186937

 Number

0210689811

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

According to the 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured produced by the Virginia Health Care Foundation, 10.7% of Virginians under 65 are uninsured. That means that approximately 747,000 people in Virginia will struggle with access to health care and affording the medications they need to treat a variety of chronic conditions. Many uninsured patients receiving care through a free clinic have one or more chronic conditions requiring between 2-6 medications per patient. Diagnoses include diabetes, hypertension, COPD/Asthma, Anxiety, and Depression, as well as a variety of other acute and chronic conditions. These patients require multiple medications to manage their illnesses, yet cannot afford to pay cash prices for prescriptions from local pharmacies. As such, many simply go without filling their prescriptions or patients partake in risky behaviors such as splitting pills or skipping doses which can lead to worsening of medical conditions and costly emergency room visits.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rx Partnership - Accessing Free Medication for Uninsured Virginians

Where we work

Our Results

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Value of medications dispensed.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of prescriptions dispensed.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Rx Partnership (RxP) seeks to improve quality of life and improve health outcomes for low-income, uninsured individuals across the Commonwealth by increasing access to affordable brand-name and generic medication. We provide uninsured patients in Virginia with fast, efficient and low-cost access to vitally needed prescriptions. RxP envisions a future where every Virginian has access to the medication they need – regardless of cost. We are Virginia's only organization dedicated exclusively to medication access for low-income, uninsured individuals. We want to make sure that patients do not ever have to choose between filling their prescription and managing their bills for rent and utilities or even purchasing food. While this ambitious goal cannot be accomplished overnight, RxP is dedicated to creating new and innovative systems for moving towards this goal. By working in partnership with free clinics throughout Virginia, RxP is able to help a significant number of uninsured patients receive medication quickly and easily. This means patients with a variety of chronic conditions are able to take their medication as directed - preventing ER visits, unnecessary hospitalizations and serious negative health outcomes. Our goals are to: 1. Provide more access to medication to more patients in need. 2.Identify and gather the data needed to support our mission. 3. Create opportunities to build partnerships to further our mission. 4. Ensure resources are available to successfully achieve organizational sustainability.

To expand the breadth and depth of our prescription services to low-income, uninsured Virginians, RxP will: 1. Continuously identify ways to strengthen existing, and explore new opportunities, to obtain and distribute generic drugs. Identify opportunities to develop new clinic partners, and engage existing clinic partners to safely and effectively maximize prescription utilization. Actively engage with our statewide partners around future-focused collaborations to reach more uninsured and under-insured Virginians. 2. Develop recommendations for an overall data strategy that strengthens our ability to serve our clinic partners and their patients with a focus on communicating success stories and sharing best practices. 3. Increase awareness of the need for medication access in the Commonwealth among a broad community of funders, legislators, and policymakers. Engage critical audiences via our ability to tell our story in ways that demonstrate measurable impact. 4. Align Rx Partnership’s future organizational structure with identified strategic direction. Develop Board’s capacity to address future goals via the following:Develop and implement a long-term plan to diversify and increase funding.

RxP serves as a critical part of Virginia's health safety net by providing education and access to medications that results in improved health outcomes for patients, cost savings for clinics, and an overall reduction in healthcare costs. RxP's services are provided via a network of clinics across Virginia and this helps RxP expand and maximize its influence across many geographic regions. By leveraging these relationships with community partners, RxP is able to have a statewide presence with only a small, core staff. The organization is nimble enough to periodically assess the environment and make staffing changes as needed to ensure adequate service coverage. Since its inception, RxP has always been a good financial steward of donations—managing expenses while maximizing revenue. Our last fiscal year saw medications valued at over $16.7 million provided to clinics – an over 30-to-1 return on donated funds. RxP has distributed over $215M in pharmaceuticals since its inception. We have achieved that milestone by maintaining positive and meaningful relationships with brand-name pharmaceutical donors, partner clinics, and health-safety net advocates. RxP also participates in community healthcare coalitions –made up of other patient advocacy groups and health care organizations—to advance shared priorities. We have knowledgeable, dedicated staff, focused on core service delivery and a strong, broad, and consistent funding base. As an example, the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has been a long-term supporter and grantor. VHCF's continued support reflects, we believe, their confidence in our fiscal management, as evidenced in our audited financials, our collaborative work with VHCF's partners and our integral part of the health-care safety net in Virginia, and the return on investment (the ratio of value-to-patient services and grant funds) of VHCF's annual contribution. In addition, RxP is fortunate to have a committed board of directors, 100% of whom donate to the organization.

In 2019 RxP s

Since 2003, Rx Partnership has provided more than 75,000 low-income and uninsured patients with over 800,000 prescriptions valued in excess of $215 million. With core values of innovation, accountability, collaboration and resource optimization, we have created new initiatives to address the serious problems regarding affordable medications for low-income uninsured patients. We've accomplished a lot, but our work is clearly not done. In addition to providing over 49,000 branded prescription to nearly 9,700 needy Virginians in 2019, RxP continues to support our clinic partners by offering networking and training sessions, participating in advocacy work that expands healthcare access to vulnerable Virginians and keeping clinics updated and educated on healthcare alerts, policy changes and pharmacy best practices. RxP is a respected organization and is looked at as a leader in the field. In 2019 we facilitated the transfer of 300 naloxone auto-injectors at no charge to 30 safety net clinics to prevent opioid overdose deaths. In 2019 we also increased program eligibility to 300% federal poverty level (FPL) and increased the number of generic medications offered to clinic partners without pharmacies by 26%.

External Reviews

Awards

Mutual of America Community Partnership Award - National Finalist 2008

Mutual of America

Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation - first runner up 2007

The Drucker Institute

Affiliations & Memberships

ConnectRichmond 2007

Greater Richmond Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative 2009

Virginia Association of Free Clinics 2004

Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations 2008

Financials

Rx Drug Access Partnership

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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