WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare Ready today announced it has recently received financial contributions from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the PhRMA Foundation to support its work responding to identified needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a national nonprofit organization, Healthcare Ready strengthens healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous funding provided by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, AmerisourceBergen Foundation, PhRMA and PhRMA’s Foundation that will enable us to expand our multi-faceted COVID-19 pandemic response efforts,” said Nicolette Louissaint, PhD, executive director of Healthcare Ready. “Now more than ever, we need to work closely with our partners on the frontlines, readying the healthcare supply chain to respond to and recover from disruptions caused by the impact of this novel coronavirus, and these grants allow us to maintain that steady strain of support, especially in hard-hit communities.”
Grant and donation details:
- Healthcare Ready received a grant for $127,100 from CDP to provide training and technical assistance for community-based organizations and leaders who are preparing and protecting medically and socially vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 outbreak. This funding will focus on keeping patients with chronic conditions from becoming acute and keeping socially vulnerable populations from entering a crisis state.
- The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable giving organization focused on supporting health-related causes that enrich the global community, provided a $150,000 grant to enable Healthcare Ready to offer its proprietary service, Rx Open Map, for free to the general public. The interactive online map tracks the status of pharmacies and dialysis centers across the country so that patients have information on possible closures before leaving their homes.
- Representing the country’s leading biopharmaceutical researchers and biotechnology companies, PhRMA and the PhRMA Foundation provided a charitable donation of $200,000 to Healthcare Ready to help support its response and posture to the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will help enable the organization to continue its meaningful partnerships, information sharing, innovative digital content, and problem-solving responses to requests for information and assistance.
“We’re pleased to support expansion of Healthcare Ready’s COVID-19 response as they work with their partners on the frontlines, readying the healthcare supply chain to respond to and recover from disruptions in the communities where they serve,” said Sally Ray, director of strategic initiatives at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. “Healthcare Ready’s mission is a critical component of our nation’s health and wellbeing and we’re grateful for their unwavering dedication and commitment.”
“We recognize that complex healthcare challenges like COVID-19 require true partnerships at every level. To maximize the impact of our Foundation, it was critical to work with an organization like Healthcare Ready that would allow us to work hand-in-hand in order to expand access to quality care and truly improve the wellbeing of our patient populations,” said Gina Clark, President of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. “Supporting Healthcare Ready aligns with our commitment to make a difference in our communities, especially during this time of unprecedented uncertainty.”
“PhRMA and the PhRMA Foundation are proud to be long-time supporters of Healthcare Ready,” said Eileen Cannon of PhRMA Foundation. “It’s a one-of-a-kind organization that has the unique ability to leverage its relationships with the healthcare supply chain, patient organizations, and providers to address current needs and protect patient access to medicine in times of crisis, whether it’s a natural disaster or health pandemic.”
“Since January, we have been supporting the nation’s COVID-19 response and that experience has given us valuable insight into what is needed most among the communities that need us most,” said Louissaint. “This timely, outcomes-based support from these organizations will enable Healthcare Ready to continue to provide meaningful contributions to our healthcare supply chain to help prepare and steady the populations that need it most.”
About Healthcare Ready
Healthcare Ready is a preparedness and response nonprofit organization that helps to strengthen healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters. As a convener of industry and government, the organization safeguards patient health by providing solutions to critical problems and best practices for healthcare preparedness and response. For more information, visit www.healthcareready.org.