Project Description

2019 Grant Recipient St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy

Opened in September 2006, The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy is the only pharmacy in southwest Ohio dedicated to providing completely free medication and professional pharmaceutical care to people in need from Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties.

Project:

Increasing Access to Pharmaceutical Care for Neighbors in Need 

Grant Award:

$109,000

This grant will fund the new dispensary and provide the salary for an additional part time pharmacist which will allow the SVDP Charitable Pharmacy to remain open for six days a week. The dispensary includes the shelving that holds all medications, the service window where pharmacists provide direct patient care, and the processing room where medications are stored and volunteers help sort and unpack donations.

With Impact 100 funds SVDP Charitable Pharmacy will:

  • Review Impact 100 Dispensary signage with St. Vincent de Paul and Impact 100 Boards of Directors.
  • Open new Charitable Pharmacy to ensure the Pharmacy can accept all donated medication and engage all qualified volunteers.
  • Maintain Charitable Pharmacy open six days a week.
  • Grow patients served by 10% and prescriptions filled by 10% compared to FY2019, beginning October 1, 2019.
  • Increase hours of current pharmacist and technician (from part-time to full-time) or hire an additional, new part-time pharmacist and technician.
  • Perform over 1,404 patient certifications, benchmarked in 2019.
  • The Charitable Pharmacy will partner with SVDP’s Choice Food Pantry on a new nutrition initiative that transforms health outcomes for neighbors in need.
  • Grow by an additional 10% (in comparison to FY 2020) as measured by patients served and prescriptions filled in FY 2021.
  • Achieve yearly estimated cost avoidance of $3.5MM for local health care systems.
  • 65% of patients enrolled in diabetes self-management education program will have improvement in A1c (blood sugar) levels. • Help a minimum of 22% of Tobacco Cessation Program participants successfully quit using tobacco products. • Engage at least 283 volunteers and 69 pharmacy students. • Secure 82% or more of dispensed medications from donated sources.
  • In addition to diabetes self-management and tobacco cessation, the Charitable Pharmacy will develop and implement at least one other program for a chronic illness.
  • Of Charitable Pharmacy patients who use multiple SVDP services, 75% will report that accessing SVDP services simultaneously improved their ability to meet basic needs on a path to self-sufficiency.