United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and FamilyWize Help Local Community Save $3.1M on Prescription Medications
Health Impact Report reveals partnership has helped 29,000 Rutherford and Cannon Counties community members in both physical and mental health
Murfreesboro, Tenn.—June 14, 2018—The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and FamilyWize announced today that local Rutherford and Cannon Counties community members have saved $3,100,000 on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in their annual Health Impact Report, a compilation of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.
In May, FamilyWize acknowledged Mental Health Awareness Month by joining the mental health community in their efforts to educate patients on the importance of treatment adherence. FamilyWize commits itself to increasing the public’s understanding surrounding mental illness and patients’ accessibility to affordable medications. One in six adult Americans is affected by mental health conditions, with 56 percent of adults with mental illness not receiving treatment.
Key community highlights from the Health Impact Report for Rutherford and Cannon Counties include:
● $1,000,000 savings on prescription mental health medications
● $3,100,000 total savings on all prescription medications
● 29,000 community members helped
“Rising prescription prices continue to be a major burden for so many in our community, whether their medications are for mental health or another illness. We consider ourselves advocates for individuals struggling with the high costs of mental illness,” said Meagan Flippin, CEO and President of United Way. “Our partnership with FamilyWize enables us to address this issue by offering resources to all community members seeking affordable healthcare. The impact we’re making is changing lives, and we look forward to helping many more families in the years to come.”
“It’s heartening to see the far-reaching impact we’ve achieved through our strong ongoing partnership with United Way,” added Dan Barnes, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of FamilyWize. “Together we are reaching millions of Americans, and we will continue working toward our goal of helping to educate people across the United States on ways to significantly lower drug costs and maintain prescription adherence.”
FamilyWize is one of the longest-running prescription savings programs in the country and is accepted at most pharmacies nationwide, covering all FDA-approved prescription medications.
FamilyWize is a free program offered by United Way, has no eligibility or registration requirements and provides families and individuals access to affordable prescription medications. Visit www.familywize.org to download their Apple or Android mobile app, print out the discount card or simply learn more about the program. The card is also available at the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties office.
For more information about the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, visit http://www.yourlocaluw.org or call 615-893-7303.
About United Way
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. United Way focuses on education, health and financial stability – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done through giving, advocating, and volunteering.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all.
To be the primary community solutions leader for human services.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is located at 3050 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro. For more information, please call (615) 893-7303 or visit www.yourlocaluw.org.
Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped over 11 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 healthcare 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 card or mobile app at https://familywize.org/free-prescription-discount- card.
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