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Rx Partnership

Leadership for Medication Access in Virginia

aka Rx Partnership Drug Access Partnership   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.RxPartnership.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Ms. Amy Yarcich

Main address

1500 Forest Ave Ste 201

Richmond, VA 23229 USA

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EIN

57-1186937

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the 2023 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured produced by the Virginia Health Care Foundation, 8% of Virginians under 65 are uninsured. That means that approximately 559,000 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 and charitable 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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Rx Partnership - Accessing Free Medication for Uninsured Virginians

Rx Partnership (RxP) provides a straightforward and effective solution to the ongoing problem of access to prescription medication for the uninsured. RxP was the first organization in the United States to develop and implement a broker model for medication distribution to free and charitable medical clinics. We have several programs designed to provide uninsured patients with fast, efficient and low-cost access to vitally needed prescriptions to treat chronic conditions that they could not otherwise afford.

RxP provides a formulary of medications that includes donated brand product and purchased generic medications for patients at qualifying clinics throughout Virginia. RxP also provides financial support to mail prescriptions to patients as needed (i.e. transportation issues).

Since our founding, we have provided more than 80,685 low-income and uninsured patients with over 1,005,235 prescriptions valued at over $273.8 million.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses
Chronically ill people

Where we work

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

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Value of medications dispensed.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Rx Partnership - Accessing Free Medication for Uninsured Virginians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of prescriptions dispensed.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Rx Partnership - Accessing Free Medication for Uninsured Virginians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants, Economically disadvantaged people, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Rx Partnership - Accessing Free Medication for Uninsured Virginians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of uninsured patients served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Rx Partnership - Accessing Free Medication for Uninsured Virginians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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 and charitable 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 brand and 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: board composition, new members, engaged committees and skill development. 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 $13.5 million provided to clinics – an over 21-to-1 return on donated funds.

RxP has distributed over 1 Million Prescriptions valued at over $285.5 million 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. In addition, RxP is fortunate to have a committed board of directors, 100% of whom donate to the organization.

Since 2003, Rx Partnership has provided more than 82,600 low-income and uninsured patients with over 1 million prescriptions valued in excess of $285.5 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 49,957 prescriptions to over 8,000 Virginians in need in 2022, RxP continues to support our clinic partners through special projects to expand 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 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%. Currently 78% of medications provided by Rx Partnership are generics purchased by RxP which makes our fundraising efforts more critical than ever.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rx Partnership

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. L. Shawn Nelson

Riverside Health System

Term: 2023 - 2025

Caroline Juran

Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Kerri Musselman

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Rashida Jones

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Kevin Christensen

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Linda Hines

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Kathleen Lewis

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L. Shawn Nelson

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Dinesh Pai

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David Eastep

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Jen Kostyniuk

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability