Teva Enhancing Access2Care

Awarding Chronic Disease Care for Underserved Communities

Enhancing Access2Care is an initiative by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Direct Relief, and Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) to find and support outstanding programs run by VIM providers who treat patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Free Clinic of Meridian staff member, Desiree Wilson, assists A Healthier You Meridian program participant, Deborah Ramsey, get checked in and takes her vital signs during a regularly scheduled appointment. Meridian, MS Tues, Nov. 24, 2020 (Photo By Revere Photography for Direct Relief)
A Healthier You Meridian participant, Debra Thames, participates in a monthly shopping trip in which participants get a stipend and help with picking out healthy and cost effective groceries.  Meridian, MS Tues, Nov. 24, 2020 (Photo By Revere Photography for Direct Relief)

Access2Care Winners

Since 2017, eight winners have received a total of $450,000 in funding through the Enhancing Access2Care awards program. Winners were selected for their innovative approaches to the delivery of primary and preventive health care for patients with multiple chronic health conditions.

Multiple chronic conditions – which refer to more than one chronic condition occurring simultaneously – are complex to manage and can be costly to treat. Teva Pharmaceuticals, VIM, and Direct Relief recognize these complexities and barriers. While the rising incidence of chronic diseases is challenging, best practices to improve care and management of these conditions have emerged, as have efforts to increase public knowledge about prevention and health risk behaviors that cause chronic diseases.

Enhancing Access2Care focuses on amplifying work being done at VIM clinics to address the challenges of multiple chronic conditions.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a leading global pharmaceutical company that delivers high-quality, patient-centric healthcare solutions used by millions of patients every day. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world’s largest generic medicines producer, leveraging its portfolio of more than 1,800 molecules to produce a wide range of generic products in nearly every therapeutic area. In specialty medicines, Teva has a world-leading position in innovative treatments for disorders of the central nervous system, including pain, as well as a strong portfolio of respiratory products. Teva integrates its generics and specialty capabilities in its global research and development division to create new ways of addressing unmet patient needs by combining drug development capabilities with devices, services and technologies. For more information, visit

Volunteers in Medicine is a national non-profit that is enhancing access to health care by building a network of free health care clinics for the uninsured and medically underserved. Volunteers in Medicine guides local organizing groups throughout the United States through a proven model to ensure a sustainable, community-owned free clinic. Clinics that meet Volunteers in Medicine’s membership standards are invited to join the Volunteers in Medicine Alliance. Volunteers in Medicine supports the long-term success of the alliance by providing relevant data, continuing education, group purchasing, networking and funding opportunities. For more information, visit

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