BETHLEHEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FamilyWize Community Service Partnership and their partner United Way, in collaboration with Walgreens, announced today the launch of the next series of Community Health Events in Florida. The program’s goal is to bring together patients and pharmacists to provide education in communities across the state. A series of events will be hosted with the support of local Walgreens teams to address a different critical healthcare initiative. Both insured and uninsured people are encouraged to attend these free events to learn how to manage their health insurance plans, including the costs associated with their prescription medications.
The Community Health Events program kicked off in 2016 with a series on preventative measures to protect against influenza. Over 75 events were held to make flu vaccinations more accessible in underserved communities throughout the country. Patients were offered no-cost flu vaccinations and one-on-one consultations with Walgreens pharmacists.
The focus in early 2017 will be on navigating prescription insurance. Events will be held across Southern Florida beginning on Wednesday, February 15 and run through Tuesday, March 21. Patients can attend an event to gather information and resources that will help them feel more confident during times of transition. They will learn from their local pharmacists about different types of insurance, enrollment periods, tools for filling prescriptions, and the benefits of working closely with your pharmacist.
“Over the years, we’ve seen more and more families burdened by the rising cost of healthcare. Unaware of what their options are and if they can afford to stay healthy. They are forced to make sacrifices no family should have to make,” said Joseph Sanginiti, President and CEO of FamilyWize. “We are working with Walgreens and the United Way to reach these people and get them the information they need to live happier, healthier lives.”
Future Community Health Events will include stress management and managing multiple prescriptions. For more information about the convenient locations in your area participating, visit https://familywize.org/che.
Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped over 10 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1 billion on life-saving prescription drugs. By aggregating large groups of patients, FamilyWize advocates and negotiates for deep discounts on prescription drugs which it then passes on in full to patients. FamilyWize partners with some of the most respected community groups and health care providers in the country, including United Way Worldwide, National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health America, and American Heart Association, among thousands of other community organizations. To use FamilyWize, download our app at https://familywize.org/prescription-savings-card/get-your-free-card/.
About United Way
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. For more information about United Way, visit UnitedWay.org.