On October 14, 2016, Dispensary of Hope hosted a Building Dedication event celebrating its growth, partnerships, and increased access to care. Many prominent healthcare figures were in attendance to show their support, including leaders from Ascension, Saint Thomas Health, Dispensary of Hope manufacturer partners, and current dispensing sites as well as U.S. Congressional representatives Marsha Blackburn and Buddy Carter.
Charitable drug distributors are improving access to essential medications for low-income, uninsured patients in the United States. One such organization, the Dispensary of Hope (DoH), has collected more than $150 million in medications from both manufacturers and health-systems since its founding in 2003.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Tribune News Service) — A unique program connecting Johnstown Free Medical Clinic with a local Army Reserve unit is being eyed as the model for a national initiative.
Although the Affordable Care Act has helped many obtain health insurance, lack of coverage for low-income Americans’ prescription medications weighs down an other-wise improving national health care model and inflates costs. Consistent access to the medication they need helps people better manage chronic conditions and reduce acute health incidents and related emergency care.
The Dispensary of Hope was featured on huffingtonpost.com in Michael Seo’s piece “Scaling Hope”.
Formation of National Association for Charitable Pharmacies to Advance a Nationwide Movement to Support and Share Best Practices