National Association of Charitable Pharmacies to be Held in Detroit

Formation of National Association for Charitable Pharmacies to Advance a Nationwide Movement to Support and Share Best Practices

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Who:          Pharmacy professionals directly involved with running or planning to open a nonprofit, charitable pharmacy who want to advance a national movement to support and share best practices

What:         Discuss formation of a national association for charitable pharmacies that will support knowledge transfer, national advocacy, donated medication sourcing goals and peer-to-peer relationships

When:         October 8, 2014
                       1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Where:        Communities Joined in Action Annual Conference
                       Greektown Hotel
                       555 E. Lafayette Street
                       Detroit, MI 48226

Why:            The Opportunity and the Challenge

The Dispensary of Hope is a national charitable medication distributor focusing on the domestic healthcare safety net.  As a result of its success in acquiring donated medication, the Dispensary of Hope is now investing to strengthen the work of its critical partners conducting field programs, charitable pharmacies


The Dispensary of Hope, established in 2003, currently serves over 80 communities and 56,000 patients nationwide.  The Dispensary of Hope serves manufacturers, health systems, and physician practices with an efficient and compliant mechanism to donate medication, avoiding costly destruction while supporting our nation’s 8,200 charity clinics. The Dispensary of Hope is a 501(c) 3 charity, formed as a national philanthropic service of Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health, a member of Saint Louis-based Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system.   For more information, visit: 

The goal: 100% Hope, 0% Waste.