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|BD Awards $1 Million in Grants to Help Community Health Centers Drive Effective Medication Use Among Vulnerable Patients|
This funding is part of the BD Helping Build Healthy Communities program. The initiative, funded by BD and implemented together by Direct Relief and NACHC, provides awards to eligible community health centers to support innovative approaches to health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.
This year, BD invested a total of
"Community health centers play an integral role in providing quality care to underinsured and uninsured patients who may not otherwise have access to health care," said
The following winners were chosen from a field of 50 community health centers that applied for this competitive grant program:
Baldwin Family Health Centers,
Honored for its Hypertension Compliance through Medication Intervention program, which combines a comprehensive medication review and medication synchronization through a pharmacy appointment-based model. At the time of medication pick-up, the pharmacist reviews medications and works with the prescribing physician to adjust dosages and medications as necessary. More than 300 patients with uncontrolled hypertension are targeted through this program, which aims to reduce each patient's blood pressure within six months of enrollment.
Consejo de Salud de
Recognized for Viviendo a Plenitud, ("Living Life Fully"), the only medication therapy management program of its kind in
The Dimock Center,
Recognized for its Difference in Diabetes program, which uses population health data to identify the community's most at-risk patients with diabetes. Following a comprehensive medication review and point-of-care testing with a pharmacist and endocrinologist, patients receive tailored medication plans and follow-up on a weekly basis, with the goal of reducing A1C levels.
Queens Care Health Centers,
Honored for its Bringing Medication Management Therapy to the Patient program, which expands an already successful medication therapy management program to reach 1,000 patients with uncontrolled diabetes. A bilingual care team, led by a pharmacist, offers strategies to improve medication adherence, insulin adherence and diabetes self-monitoring.
Awarded for its
"As we celebrate the mission and accomplishments of health centers, we are also grateful for our partnership with Direct Relief and BD," said Malvise A. Scott, senior vice president for Partnership and
Since the launch of the BD Helping Build Healthy Communities program in 2013,
"Each year, more than 28 million Americans receive care at health centers, where the country's most vulnerable patients access care that otherwise wouldn't be available," said
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