November is American Diabetes Month
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it is not controlled.
Use this risk calculator…
Congrats to the Winners at the NAFC Conference
We were blessed to meet so many clinic staff at the conference in Las Vegas and humbled by their service. We had three winners of the “Lunch of Rx Outreach”.
A Partnership to Support our Sisters
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rx Outreach and Supporting Our Sisters International (SOSI) are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to help breast cancer survivors and under-resourced, chronically ill people. Through the partnership, people will have access to over 1,000 strengths of affordable medications that treat over 45 disease states. The non-profit organizations will collaborate to improve health outcomes under the shared belief that everyone deserves access to affordable health services.
Voice of Caring Partner
Rx Outreach is proud to be featured as the September “Voice of Caring Partner” by KMOX News Radio 1120. Being featured provides us more opportunities to reach people who need access to affordable medications.
RX Outreach today earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress RX Outreach is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
Congratulations to Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg, VA for winning our free lunch giveaway. Thank you for your quality and professionalism in the Fredericksburg community!
To learn more about the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic visit their website (http://mossfreeclinic.org)
June is Men’s Health Month
Healthier men live happier, longer lives.
This June we turn our focus to Men’s Health. Did you know that men are, on average, less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women? This is partially because men are much less likely to visit a doctor regularly and actively participate in preventative health measures.
Visit Men’s Health Resource Center to learn more information how to identify and prevent health risks that could effect you or your loved ones.
Texas Association Lunch Winner
Congratulations to Shirley Roberts from GRACE Community Clinic in Grapevine, Texas for winning our free lunch giveaway. Thank you for everything you do for your community!
Major depressive disorder, or depression, is a serious mental illness. Depression interferes with your daily life and routine and reduces your quality of life. About 6.7 percent of U.S.adults ages 18 and older have depression. Learn the signs and symptoms of this crippling disorder.
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
People have used alcohol to relieve pain since ancient times. Laboratory studies confirm that alcohol does indeed reduce pain in humans and in animals. Moreover, recent research suggests that as many as 28 percent of people experiencing chronic pain turn to alcohol to alleviate their suffering. Despite this, using alcohol to alleviate pain places people at risk for a number of harmful health consequences.
Fiber is the undigested carbohydrate found in plant foods, and an essential component of a healthy diet. Though fiber is not readily digested like other foods, it provides a host of benefits: it helps us maintain regular bodily elimination; helps protect our bodies against chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol; and can make us feel fuller longer.
Dozens of studies, in both animals and people, have shown that a higher salt intake raises blood pressure. Reducing salt intake, on the other hand, lowers blood pressure. Learn the steps to reducing salt in your diet.
In 2016, Healthy Transitions provided more than 1,200 free prescriptions to more than 470 people leaving correctional facilities. Learn all about our program and how we’re helping fill the “medication gap”.
Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. Take a look through some breast cancer facts to see if you are at risk of breast cancer and what symptoms to be aware of.
Because of the help and support of generous donors, those served in 2016 were able to save $98,000,000 in medication costs. We invite you to take a look through our 2016 Annual Report to see how generosity has helped us achieve our mission of “providing affordable medications for people in need.”
Over four days in October of 2016, nearly 4,500 people received free medical, dental, and vision care at Seattle/King County Clinic. They waited in line for long hours, even overnight, for the range of services offered at this volunteer-run healthcare event held in KeyArena at Seattle Center.During those four days, artists roamed the giant pop-up Clinic, talking to patients who so generously shared their stories with them and used their creative artistry to document them through comics.