Rx Partnership Receives $10,000 Critical Community Needs Grant from Dominion to Support Medication Access at Northern Neck Free Health Clinic

Grant will be used to provide the equivalent of $14.3M in prescription medications.

Kilmarnock, VA, January 07, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Rx Partnership announced a $10,000 grant from Dominion that will help provide critical prescription medications to more than 12,000 uninsured Virginians across the state.

“Because we work directly with the free clinics and pharmaceutical manufactures to obtain medication in bulk, Dominion’s $10,000 gift will help us distribute the equivalent of $14.3 million in life-saving medications for patients with chronic conditions, such Alzheimer’s, depression, asthma, diabetes and hypertension,” said Amy Yarcich, executive director of Rx Partnership. “A donation like this can make all the difference to these patients and the clinics with limited resources.”

The Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic (NNMFHC) uses Rx Partnership as one of its primary tools in obtaining medicines for its low-income, underinsured patients.

“We couldn’t take care of our patients without RxP,” said Clinic Pharmacist Britney Dedmond. “RxP monitors our use and distribution, conducts audits regularly to assure medicines are going to eligible patients, and helps us navigate efficiently through a complex system to help secure medications for those in need.”

Over its 22 years, through October of 2015, the Clinic has delivered more than $80 million worth of health care to 13,100 individuals in its five-county service area, and distributed 480,477 prescriptions.

Rx Partnership is an innovative public/private partnership that increases access to medications for the most vulnerable populations in Virginia, such as low income or elderly patients who are uninsured. Rx Partnership connects 20 free clinics across the state directly to the pharmaceutical manufacturers donating medication in bulk. In fiscal year 2015, Rx Partnership helped more than 12,747 uninsured Virginians receive 62,490 prescriptions with a retail value of $14.3 million.

“Rx Partnership helps remove barriers to health care access,” said Hunter M. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “We are honored to partner with an organization that has an immediate and lasting impact on the individuals, families, and communities who are helped by their programs.”

The grant was given through the Critical Community Needs grant program, funded by Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.

About Rx Partnership
Founded in 2003, Rx Partnership is an innovative public/private partnership created to increase access to free prescription medications for Virginia’s vulnerable populations by obtaining donated medication in bulk from pharmaceutical companies and arranging for distribution directly to nonprofit, licensed affiliate pharmacies that it credentials and monitors. The organization has helped more than 66,000 patients receive medications valued at $143 million since its inception. For more information, visit www.RxPartnership.org.

About Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic
The Northern Neck - Middlesex Free Health Clinic (NNMFHC), funded by donations and supported by hundreds of volunteers, serves low-income and under-insured residents in a rural, five-county service area. The main facility in Kilmarnock houses a Medical Clinic open five days and two evenings a week, a Dental Clinic operating three-and-a-half days a week, and a Pharmacy. There also are two Outreach sites at either end of the service area, in Middlesex and Westmoreland counties. For more information, visit www.nnfhc.com.

About Dominion
Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia Power. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information about Dominion and the Dominion Foundation, visit www.dom.com.
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Jessica Ramirez