Twenty-one 340B covered entities to receive grant funding to help further their missions in the communities they serve
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ─ August 2, 2019 ─ CaptureRx, a healthcare technology company and leading 340B solution provider that puts people first, today announced that the first Capture Cares grants were awarded July 16, 2019, during the 340B Summer Coalition Conference held in our nation’s capital. Nearly $350,000 will be granted to twenty-one entities that participate in the 340B federal program.
Capture Cares is an organization created to help fund the personal or organizational missions of 340B safety net providers and their patients in need. Four types of grants were awarded: Community Mission Grants, Seed Grants, Marketing Video Grants and Medication Adherence Grants. The twenty-one grants range in amounts from $10,000 to $25,000 each.
“At CaptureRx, our mission is to enable your mission. In that spirit, we formed the Capture Cares Foundation to provide 340B covered entities additional resources to better serve their local populations,” said Chris Hotchkiss, CaptureRx CEO and co-founder. “Many of the safety net providers in our country rely on government programs like the 340B program just to keep the doors open. But they want to do so much more – Capture Cares grants give them an opportunity to make an even greater impact on their underserved and at-risk communities.”
Tulare County, one of the recipients of a Community Mission Grant, will be using the funding to purchase backpacks filled with items selected to address hygiene and safety concerns, such as sunscreen, toothbrushes, first aid and more. Chaz Felix, Homeless Initiatives Program Coordinator of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency explains. “When compared to similar regions, Tulare County has the fourth-highest rate of unsheltered homeless in the country. Our homeless community struggles to travel to essential services because of a lack of safe storage space for personal belongings.
The Capture Cares grant addresses this gap by providing a way our homeless community can travel with their belongings, in addition to providing a wide range of essential items that promote health and wellbeing.”
“For 340B safety-net providers, a small amount of additional funding can go a long way in how they are able to care for their patients and community,” said Holly Russo, President & CEO, PatientCraft and Capture Cares Committee Member. “For example, the Seed Grants are designed to provide expert guidance and direction about how to successfully apply for larger grants that can range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Along the same lines, a Medication Adherence grant enables the entity to work with their populations to decrease unnecessary emergency room visits, improve health outcomes and decrease co-morbidities.”
July 2019 Capture Cares Grantees:
Community Mission Grants
- Community Health Centers of the Central Coast -Creating Access: Healthy Mind & Body
- Heritage Health – Mary Ellen Scholarship Program
- Mosaic Medical – Retail Pharmacy Integration in Primary Care
- Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation – Recovery Support Program
- PanCare of Florida, Inc. – Continued Dental Care for Uninsured Children
- County of Tulare – Tulare County P.A.C.K
- Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc. – Medication Adherence Coordination
- ARcare – Clinical Pharmacy Telehealth
- Central Virginia Health Services, Inc. – Outreach to Improve Patient Wellness
- Health Ministries Clinic – Medication Adherence & Integration
- Mount Desert Island Hospital – Prescription Assistance Program
- Omni Family Health – Diabetic Medication Adherence Project
- FamilyCare Health Centers – FamilyCare Sustainability
- Lamprey Health Care – Development & Fundraising Department
Marketing Video Grants
- Access Health Louisiana
- Piedmont Health Services
- Rural Medical Services
- Spectrum Health Services
- Tampa Family Health Ctr.
- Tri-State Community HCC
- Wilson Medical Ctr.
About The 340B Program
The 340B Drug Discount Program is a US federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices. Many of these covered entities pass along savings to patients in the form of free or discounted prescription drugs and expanded low-cost services and programs.
About Capture Cares
Capture Cares is a non-profit organization created to help fund the personal or organization missions of 340B safety net providers and their patients in need. If your goal is to care for your community, our goal is to provide a grant to help make it happen. There are four types of grants: Community Mission Grants, Seed Grants, Marketing Video Grants and Medication Adherence Grants.
Founded in 2000, San Antonio-based CaptureRx is a healthcare technology company and leading 340B solution provider. CaptureRx touches millions of patient lives through customer obsession and innovative products and services that support relationships among payers, providers, pharmacies and patients. Their solutions manage inventory and financial flow for 340B prescriptions filled at contract pharmacies and perform the eligibility checks required to comply with 340B program requirements. Using a process that’s seamless to the covered entity, pharmacy and patient, their Cumulus® platform has processed more than 190 million patient encounters and more than 750 million switch claims. CaptureRx solutions serve more than 500 hospitals and health centers in 45 states via a robust pharmacy network of more than 3,500 contracted locations of independent, national and regional pharmacies.