Earlier this year, the idea of advancing healthcare equity was proposed as a fifth aim. This introduced what is now called the Quintuple Aim.
St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy offers article regarding impact of a charitable pharmacy on their community and patients.
More than 34 million people in the United States were living in food insecure households in 2021, a decline from 38 million in 2020. The combination of the expanded child tax credit, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, and private donations all contributed to reducing food insecurity during the pandemic. Still there is much more work to be done, with food costs spiking 11.4%, the largest annual increase since 1979, inflation factors could easily cause food insecurity to grow.
Patients taking opioid dosages at or above 50 MME/day are twice as likely to overdose compared to those taking 20 MME/day, and the risk further increases as the MME/day increases.
How Should Physicians and Pharmacists Collaborate to Motivate Health Equity in Under-served Communities?
In 2011, the opioid crisis reached astounding levels with over 21,000 deaths adding to the urgency of providing aid to those who most need it
An opportunity for charitable pharmacies to collaborate with oncology practices for non-oncology medications during and after treatment.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced discussions about social determinants of health (SDOH) back into the forefront of healthcare discussions. Knowing that 80% of a person’s health outcomes are impacted by these external factors – economic, social, community, education, and more – we, as industry leaders, must shift these discussions about SDOH implementation from a lofty goal into a reality. How do we get there?