Embedding UC Health’s Medication AccessEmbedding UC Health’s Medication Access Services Advocates into St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy to Improve Patient Access
Embedding UC Health’s Medication Access Services Advocates into St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy to Improve Patient Access
St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Charitable Pharmacy provides a safety net option for uninsured and underinsured individuals by providing no-cost prescription medications. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, SVDP experienced a surge in patients with a decline in medication donations. As a result, supply of medications is variable and limited, forcing patients to adjust their anti-diabetic regimens pending supply. By expanding UC Health’s Medication Access Services (MAS) to SVDP, this project will address the following: (1) can integration of a MAS advocate into SVDP with development of training deliverable lead to improved medication access; (2) does this sustained access improves HbA1c for patients of SVDP.