Dispensary of Hope (St. Thomas Health Services Fund)
Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Dec 2 2010
The Dispensary of Hope was founded in 2007 and is a network of physicians, clinics, and pharmacies committed to providing medicines for poor and uninsured individuals throughout Middle Tennessee and beyond. The grant will be used to fund its physician outreach coordinator. 1. Each Dispensing Site in Middle Tennessee will, on average, dispense more than $50,000 worth of medications for an expected health care savings of $3.1 million for the region 2. DOH will increase the number of dispensing sites by twenty five in CY2011 to provide access to an additional 75,000 patients throughout the United States 3. DOH will also improve the cardiovascular health of 500 hypertensive patients directly served by Dispensing Sites in Middle Tennessee. Clinical indicators will include, but not be limited to blood pressure, lipid levels and rates of hospitalization with each indicator expected to achieve a 10% improvement amongst the patients participating.