Local community pharmacists make a profound impact in their neighborhoods everyday. As the nation’s most accessible healthcare provider and the medication expert on the healthcare team, local community pharmacists have the opportunity and responsibility to help patients and their families in the fight against America’s most pressing health issues and concerns.
We formed the BeyondTheFill Foundation to enhance community pharmacists’ capacity to improve the health of their communities and provide expanded patient care services. Today, one of the most urgent areas of need for pharmacists to be effective in is the fight against America’s opioid epidemic. That’s why our first initiative as an organization is to provide funding to expand access to the tools and resources pharmacists need to run effective opioid counseling, management, and intervention programs, in addition to enhancing their ability to educate their community and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to close gaps in care and minimize the potential for prescription opioid misuse.
Every day, an average of 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose, according to the CDC. This crisis is impacting every age, gender, race and region of our nation. Community pharmacists are seeing the realities of the opioid epidemic up close, and are in one of the best positions to intervene, help patients combat addiction, and educate communities to eliminate the stigma of opioid abuse.
We hope you will join us in equipping local community pharmacists to be effective on the frontlines of the opioid crisis.
We rely on experts in their respective fields to support the work of the BeyondTheFill Foundation, and are proud to team up with the following organizations: