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.
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 https://www.tevapharm.com.
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 https://volunteersinmedicine.org.