Rx Drug Access Partnership
2924 Emerywood Parkway, #300
Richmond VA 23294
Mission Statement

Rx Partnership is a public/private partnership which exists to increase access to medication for Virginia’s vulnerable populations and serve as a resource to the organizations that support these populations. RxP accomplishes this as a free-standing nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which serves as a broker to access and distribute free prescription medications in bulk. RxP solicits free medications from five pharmaceutical companies and arranges for their distribution to 20 affiliate community-based free clinics with licensed pharmacies which it credentials, monitors and audits. RxP’s unique bulk replacement process circumvents the burdensome, costly and time consuming individual Indigent Patient Drug Assistance Programs resulting in a streamlined, efficient and cost-effective process which delivers more drugs to a larger number of patients in need.

 
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Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Amy Yarcich
Board Chair Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Canaan II
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
Contact Information
Address 2924 Emerywood Parkway, #300
Richmond, VA 23294
Telephone 804 377-1057
Fax 804 377-1056
E-mail ayarcich@rxpartnership.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $461,724.00
Projected Expenses $461,724.00
Additional Documents
Final RxP Outcome Report 20162016View
RxP Annual Report2014View
Annual Report2012View
RxP Annual Report2011View
RxP Annual Report2010View
RxP Annual Report2009View
Statements
Mission

Rx Partnership is a public/private partnership which exists to increase access to medication for Virginia’s vulnerable populations and serve as a resource to the organizations that support these populations. RxP accomplishes this as a free-standing nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which serves as a broker to access and distribute free prescription medications in bulk. RxP solicits free medications from five pharmaceutical companies and arranges for their distribution to 20 affiliate community-based free clinics with licensed pharmacies which it credentials, monitors and audits. RxP’s unique bulk replacement process circumvents the burdensome, costly and time consuming individual Indigent Patient Drug Assistance Programs resulting in a streamlined, efficient and cost-effective process which delivers more drugs to a larger number of patients in need.

 
Impact
RxP continues to help free clinics  leverage their resources and stretch their pharmacy dollars, and most importantly, continue to help thousands of struggling uninsured people and their families access millions of dollars in free medication, improving their health and overall quality of life.  This brings RxP’s total number of medications offered to 94 in 237 dosage strengths, with multiple medications available for each of the top three diagnoses made at clinics: diabetes, hypertension and depression/anxiety.
 
In FY 2016, RxP was able to coordinate the delivery of 50,692 prescriptions with a retail value of $11.5 million to more than 10,600 uninsured Virginians; saving our partners valuable time and resources that can now be spent purchasing needed medical supplies and hiring clinicians.
 
RxP plans to expand our core program to support access to bulk brand medication for clinics with licensed pharmacies while launching a new Access to Medication Program (AMP) designed specifically to help clinics without a pharmacy access important generic medications. RxP continues to fulfill our mission by bringing on new pharmaceutical partners and their medications, outreaching to clinics and community health centers as they add pharmacies or expand, and streamline RxP’s program while diversifying our fundraising efforts in order to achieve sustainability.
 
 
Needs

 

  1. Professional volunteers willing to serve on committees, a task force or other special projects as needed in the areas of accounting, government relations, database technology, fundraising, marketing/video, media, strategic planning, or other areas of nonprofit capacity enhancement and expertise.
  2. Video equipment and expertise to help produce YouTube marketing spots highlighting the health safety net and medication access in light of health care reform as well as other health-related topics.
  3. Financial needs arising in response to our program’s expansion as the health needs of the community escalate and we add more pharmaceutical partners, free clinics and community health centers. RxP is able to leverage $29 retail value of prescription medication for every $1 donated to our organization.

 

Background

In 2003, a group of concerned individuals representing health safety net providers in Virginia convened a group of pharmacists and pharmacy trade representatives to address medication access issues. As they knew, more than one in four uninsured Virginians (27%) go without needed medication because they could afford to pay for their prescriptions. The group identified several key elements that should be included in the design of a new program:

  1. Maximize use of free medicine 
  2. Include all age groups (not just seniors) 
  3. Involve all appropriate health safety net providers 
  4. Enhance current efforts of groups like the Free Clinics, Community Health Centers and community coalitions
  5. Ensure cost-effectiveness
  6. Include evaluation component with measurable results 
  7. Develop a financing plan to ensure sustainability 
  8. Analyze and respond as necessary to changes in the arena of medication access  

Research has shown that other states had used variations of two models, a warehouse model and a central pharmacy model. In order to avoid the costly capital and operating expenses required by these models, and to build on Virginia’s existing network of Free Clinics and Community Health Centers, the Virginia group created an innovative “broker” model. In this broker model, RxP is an independent third party that coordinates the ordering, reporting and communication between pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care organizations. Rx Partnership credentials Free Clinics, Community Health Centers and central fill pharmacy projects, assuring manufacturers that 1) the patients of these clinics have documented proof of eligibility based on income and lack of prescription drug coverage and 2) the clinics can establish a clear audit trail for drug distribution from the receipt of drugs to dispensing to the individual patient. The issue of accountability and controls and procedures to limit the risk of diversion are the greatest concerns of pharmacy manufacturers regarding the donation of free medications.

 Rx partnership's work has become more challenging in recent years due to uncertainties regarding health care reform and the changing pharmaceutical environment where more and more products are going off patent and, as a result, are no longer available through patient assistance programs. The increasing need for generic medication access and the rapidly rising prices for these medications led to the creation of Rx Partnership's new Access to Medication Program (AMP).  
CEO Statement
Since its inception in 2003, Rx Partnership has developed a cost-effective and efficient response to the pharmacy needs of uninsured Virginians.  Building on the network of established free clinics and community health centers across the state, Rx Partnership's innovative "broker" model successfully facilitates the flow of free medications from pharmaceutical companies to patients.  The organization has received national recognition and serves a model for other states.  Since the number of uninsured Virginians continues to remains significant and the future availability of affordable insurance is uncertain amid current healthcare reforms, Rx Partnership is committed to expanding services in the years ahead. 
Board Chair Statement

As Executive Director of Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg, VA, one of Rx Partnership’s affiliate clinic partners, I see firsthand the impact that RxP has not only on the network of 20 free clinics throughout the state, but also on the individual patients receiving care at the clinics.  Rx Partnership allows the free clinics to better leverage their resources in order to spend more time on the direct care of the patients. In so doing, Rx Partnership plays a key role in helping uninsured Virginians receive the medications they need to treat chronic conditions on a daily basis and stay healthy.  The prescription medications provided by RxP are invaluable.  I am proud to be a part of this organization that has a great impact throughout the state of Virginia.

Karen Dulaney, Board Chair

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Statewide
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Our medications are provided through 20 free health clinics throughout the state of Virginia. Please visit our website for a full listing of our partners to find one in your area.  Rx Partnership provides medication in the Greater Richmond Region through CrossOver Ministry, a free clinic providing pharmacy services to their patients as well as serving as a central fill pharmacy for the Center for Healthy Hearts, St. Joseph's Villa, Health Brigade, Powhatan Free Clinic, Care-A-Van through Bon Secours Richmond Health System, and the Goochland Free Clinic. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Canaan II
Company Affiliation Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Email jcanaan@hdjn.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Michael Armbrister Mel Leaman Free Clinic
Ms. Ruth Blankenship Bluefield College
Mr. Jerry Canaan Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
Mr. Peter Cunningham VCU
Mr. Colin Drozdowski Anthem, Inc
Ms. Deborah Hudson Hampton University School of Pharmacy
Ms. Anna Healy James Troutman Sanders Strategies
Ms. June Javier Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital
Ms. Caroline Juran Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Ms. Jen Kostyniuk Dominion
Mr. John Lewis The Lewis Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Ms. Donna Littlepage Carillion
Ms. Kerri Musselman Bon Secours Medical Group
Mr Donald Price VCU Health System
Mr. Rodney Willet Impact Makers
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 8
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Audit
Board Development / Board Orientation
Finance
Executive
Marketing
Legislative
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
Other standing committees include the Affiliate Relations Committee, with representation from two Executive Directors from RxP's 20 free clinics.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Amy Yarcich
Experience More than 15 years experience in supporting and enhancing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, last three and a half years with Rx Partnership focused on improving efficiency, streamlining operations and building organizational sustainability. 2010 Class of Lead Virginia, 2009 Class of Emerging Nonprofit Leaders, holds a Masters in Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Jim Beckner July 2004 - May 2007
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 7
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 33
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2016
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations

RxP operates with the support and partnership of the Virginia state government, twenty Affiliate free clinics, five pharmaceutical manufacturers, and numerous foundations and health safety net organizations working to access quality health care for the uninsured.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
ConnectRichmond2007
Greater Richmond Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative2009
Virginia Association of Free Clinics2004
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Mutual of America Community Partnership Award - National FinalistMutual of America2008
Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation - first runner upThe Drucker Institute2007
Programs
Description
Rx Partnership provides a straightforward and effective solution to the growing problem of access to prescription medication for the uninsured. To date, RxP has provided over $151 million retail value of medications to over 69,000 uninsured Virginians by partnering with free clinics and community health centers and leveraging resources to expand access to free medication to vulnerable people within our community.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Budget $461,724.00
Short Term Success
By the end of the year, RxP will increase the number of unduplicated patients, prescriptions and dollar value of prescriptions provided to uninsured Virginians throughout the state, while providing training, resources and pharmacy best practices to the clinics that support patients receiving RxP medications.
 
Long Term Success

Rx Partnership's vision is to be recognized as one of the premier pharmaceutical assistance programs in the nation characterized by providing access to medications necessary for optimal health, function and quality of life. Rx Partnership aspires to serve as a model for bulk medication assistance in the nation with the collaborative partnerships and relationships to successfully use innovative strategies to leverage limited resources and serve more patients in need. 

Long-term goals as detailed in the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan: 

  1. Medication Access - Provide more access to medication to more patients in need.
  2. Focus & Awareness - Maintain and increase the focus on medication access in the Commonwealth.
  3. Engagement & Partnership - Promote Rx Partnership's value to increase engagement and encourage partnerships.
  4. Organizational Sustainability - Ensure resources are available to successfully achieve organizational sustainability.

 

CEO/ED/Board Comments
In difficult economic times and with increasing numbers of individuals falling through the gaps in healthcare coverage, access to medication has become a formidable challenge to maintaining the health and welfare of Virginians.  Rx Partnership provides an efficient and effective solution.  As needs grow, the challenges for Rx Partnership to meet these needs grows as well.  Our ability to reach out and develop relationships with new pharmaceutical partners is critical.  Fortunately, through Rx Partnership's efforts and the support of many partners, the structure is in place to bring more medications to uninsured patients throughout Virginia.

Amy Yarcich, Executive Director 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $461,724.00
Projected Expenses $461,724.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$295,403$286,221$283,312
Administration Expense$80,631$78,422$79,201
Fundraising Expense$48,304$53,723$46,648
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.051.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%68%69%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%15%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$706,991$684,852$661,593
Current Assets$696,730$683,812$659,627
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$24,026$14,452$11,026
Total Net Assets$682,965$670,400$650,567
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities29.0047.3259.82
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2017View