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Cheers Were Heard Throughout the Clinic!

In March, when Community Volunteers in Medicine announced the increase from 200% to 300% FPL (Federal Poverty Level) to their providers and volunteers, cheers were heard throughout the clinic. This increase means that more patients would now have access to medication at no cost to them.  Community Volunteer in Medicine staff Pharmacists, Suncire Moniz, Margaret Muller, and Susan Shughrue. (left to right)   Margaret Muller, Patient Assistance Coordinator, states that “Wit... Read More
at Monday, July 26, 2021

Thank you Nature's Willow

The commitment and effort to provide medication for the most vulnerable in our communities can only be delivered with the help of partners like Nature’s Willow.      The opportunity to partner with an organization like Nature’s Willow is a significant addition to our supply, by providing access to Nature's Willow Balm, a natural topical pain reliever. The expansion of over-the-counter, natural and homeopathic medication provides relief for patients that woul... Read More
at Monday, March 9, 2020

San Jose Clinic Event

  The Dispensary of Hope and San José Clinic celebrated five years of partnership on January 23rd, 2020 in Houston, Texas San José Clinic in Houston, Texas hosted a celebration of their partnership with the Dispensary of Hope. This partnership has served, and continues to serve thousands of patients in the Houston area with access to medication.  The Dispensary of Hope, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Nashville, TN, obtains prescription med... Read More
at Friday, January 31, 2020

Expanding access to life-saving insulin for diabetics that are uninsured and low income!

"Dispensary of Hope is excited to expand the ongoing effort with Lilly's insulin donation program," said Chris Palombo, Dispensary of Hope CEO. "Insulin saves lives, and the addition of donated Humalog and Basaglar KwikPens is important for the nation's uninsured, low-income community." Click Here to Read More Read More
at Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dispensary of Hope Launches National Patient Awareness and Outreach Campaign

  DISPENSARY OF HOPE LAUNCHES NATIONAL PATIENT AWARENESS AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN Celebrating Partnerships Across America to Provide Free Prescriptions to Those in Need Nashville, TN – January 7 – Dispensary of Hope is launching a national campaign to honor its partners – dispensing sites, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and funders – across America and to increase patient recruitment, Christopher Palombo, Chief Executive Officer of Dispensary of Hope announced to... Read More
at Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Becker’s adds Pharmacy Leadership in the C-Suite track to annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

This is a wonderful time of year, and not just because of the fall colors in Nashville, or that University of Tennessee football is in full swing. This time of year I’m always excited to attend Becker’s CEO/CFO Roundtable. This year’s conference runs November 11-13, 2019 in Chicago. As a leader in a mission-focused innovative non-profit, it’s always important to gain value from conferences, and Becker... Read More
at Friday, October 25, 2019

Mission House joins forces with Dispensary of Hope

The Mission House Clinic has announced a new partnership with the Dispensary of Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps provide medication to low-income patients. Announced on Tuesday, this partnership will solidify Mission House’s ability to continue to provide free pharmaceuticals to their clients who lack access to medication coverage and live who below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For Mission House’s chronically ill patients, access to free medication i... Read More
at Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Belmont University College of Pharmacy Healthcare Informatics Team Begins Collaboration with National Organizations to Provide Health Informatic Services

Belmont University College of Pharmacy Healthcare Informatics Team Begins Collaboration with National Organizations to Provide Health Informatic Services   Belmont University College of Pharmacy provides its students with the opportunity to pursue Healthcare Informatics as a concentration. Dr. Anthony Blash, Pharm.D., BCompSc., CPHIMS, Associate Professor and lecturer in the College of Pharmacy’s Healthcare Informatics concentration has created a sequence of five courses and a on... Read More
at Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dispensary of Hope’s Hillary Blackburn, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Featured in Becker’s Pharmacy Report

Embracing technology is the biggest opportunity for pharmacies this year. Pharmacy leader Dr. Hillary Blackburn speaks with Becker’s about the ways in which pharmacy leaders can leverage technology to improve pharmacy programs.  Get the full scope here:Click Here Read More
at Friday, May 31, 2019

Dispensary of Hope Donated Medication Program Now Approved to Serve 50 States

at Friday, April 5, 2019

Dispensary of Hope's Dr. Hillary Blackburn on what makes a dynamic, influential leader

Becker's Hospital Review recently asked her to discuss the skills pharmacy leaders need in today's healthcare climate, how to control pharmacy spend and what needs to change in the healthcare industry.  Here's what she had to say.   Click Here to read the article.  Read More
at Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Partnership with University of MS Medical Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Chris Palombo The Dispensary of Hope 615-736-5075 chris.palombo (at) <Dispensary of Hope Partners with the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center >   NASHVILLE, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 --- The Dispensary of Hope, a licensed charitable medication distributor serving the United States, has established a partnership with The John D. Bower School of Population Healt... Read More
at Monday, December 3, 2018

Dispensary of Hope attends Neighborhood Health's annual breakfast.

Last week, Dispensary of Hope attended Neighborhood Health's annual breakfast. It was a great opportunity to learn about their community-based programs addressing infectious diseases in Nashville. We are so thankful for our partnership with Neighborhood Health and their commitments to providing medication access to the vulnerable.  Pictured below: James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D President and CEO, Meharry Medical College Read More
at Monday, October 1, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opiod Epidemic - Pharmacist's Focus The opioid epidemic that has swept this nation in the last decade is a matter to not take lightly. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die from an opioid overdose every single day.1 These overdoses occur on opioid drugs that are both illegally obtained and legally prescribed.2 These medications include: Read More
at Friday, September 28, 2018

Eli Lilly Partners with The Dispensary of Hope

The Dispensary of Hope is proud to announce our partnership with Lilly to provide insulin to low-income, uninsured communities. Through this new initiative, thousands of patients will benefit from this program. We are incredibly honored to be a partner with Lilly through their new Lilly Diabetes Solution Center.    Read the full story here! Read More
at Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Dispensary of Hope Attends Mylan’s National Women’s Health Week Event!

Every year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health leads a week-long campaign to raise awareness and encourage women to take charge of their health.  Throughout the week, different events are hosted focusing on the unique health conditions affecting women.  The Dispensary of Hope had the privilege to attend a Mylan hosted event in celebration of National Women’s Health Week and achievements to address women’s unique health challen... Read More
at Friday, June 29, 2018

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Staff visits Dispensary of Hope

The Dispensary of Hope visited this past week with Meredith Good-Cohn, Health Research Assistant for the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Senator Lamar Alexander.  We took time to described the quiet generosity of the medication manufacturer donors, as well as the outstanding work of our partner medication dispensing sites.   Pictured in the photo, (left to right) Christopher Palombo (CEO), Shakendra King (Distribution Associate), Catherine Estes... Read More
at Friday, June 1, 2018

The Dispensary of Hope visits Milwaukee & Chicago!

Earlier this month, members of the Dispensary of Hope team visited several new sites at Ascension - Wisconsin and AMITA Health in the Chicago, Illinois area that are being helped through the generous support pharmaceutical company donors  Ascension - Wisconsin Last year, Dispensary of Hope implemented ten sites that are ministries of Ascension in Wisconsin into the network of charitable dispensing sites. Earlier this month, the team had the opportunity to meet with several of the Asce... Read More
at Monday, May 21, 2018

The Dispensary of Hope visits East Tennessee

Last week, members of the Dispensary of Hope team visited dispensing sites in EastTennessee. The team had a great opportunity to see sites from three different cities in action, serving the most vulnerable of their communities. The sites visited were: East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Charitable Pharmacy in Johnson City, University of Tennessee Medical Center Pharmacy in Knoxville, and Morgan County Medical Center in Wartburg. ETSU Charitable Pharmacy  The team at ETSU Charitable... Read More
at Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pharmacy in Population Health

Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Dispensary of Hope, shares a brief overview of pharmacy's role in population health.   Last week, the Dispensary of Hope hosted its Population Health Summit: "Exploring Population Health Management & the Pharmacist's Role." The summit delved into research and showcased ongoing efforts across the United States to provide medication access to vulnerable populations. With the help of our Keynote Speake... Read More
at Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dispensary of Hope Highlighted in HealthCare Distributor

The destruction and devastation inflicted by hurricane's Harvey and Irma were unprecedented. Among the many difficulties faced during these two disasters was the lack of medication access.  During both hurricane events, the Dispensary of Hope reached out to its industry association partners at the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) to facilitate the requests across the industry.  The response from our manufact... Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dispensary of Hope & Aurobindo Pharma

We are so grateful for the longstanding relationship with Aurobindo Pharma, and their commitments to helping the uninsured populations. We are proud of this important partnership and the impact its making to improve medication access to the vulnerable. Read the full story here.  Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Improving Health with Lachman Consultants

Another great article authored by our CEO, sounding the call for a change in our perspectives to improving the health of the vulnerably uninsured. Read the full article here! Read More
at Thursday, March 8, 2018