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MAP International - Improving Access To Medicines In Georgia

MAP Expands Georgia Pilot Program To Provide Medicines for Healthier Communities

Changing Lives in georgia: MAP Expands Service To Improve Access to Medicines


The Need 

Access to medicine and health supplies are a key component of essential health care in any community. 

In the state of Georgia, 1.8 million people live without insurance (nearly 20 percent of the state population) and an additional 1 million people qualify as underinsured.

Many patients are unable to afford a doctor visit or prescription medication and therefore forego these services until become critically sick. Diabetes and hypertension go unchecked until the person collapses. Then they receive medical attention, in the most expensive setting, hospital emergency rooms.

MAP International's Solution

MAP International has been providing medicine and health supplies for people in need since 1954.

To address the growing gap for people unable to afford medicine and health supplies in Georgia, MAP International is partnering with community health centers and free clinics in a pilot program to improve access to life-changing medicine for people with:

  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Type I & II Diabetes
  • High cholesterol

Also, MAP is working with free and charitable clinics to provide over-the-counter medications and antibiotics for the treatment of acute illnesses.

Interested in enrolling your Georgia-based clinic or health center?

CONTACT:
Candace Rowell: crowell@map.org or call 800-225-8550

 

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Key Partners

Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation 

GBHCMF Logo-High ResMAP International, funded by a grant from Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation (GBHCMF), provides critically needed medicines for uninsured and under-insured people in Atlanta who have fallen through the cracks of the healthcare system.

Medications are dispensed through free and charitable clinics throughout metro Atlanta to patients being treated for hypertension, diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol.  MAP launched this partnership with the Good Samaritan Health Center clinic in April 2018. 

Rotary International - Helping Georgians Access Medicine


“Saving Lives with Medicines” 
is a joint three-year project between Rotary International, District 6920, and MAP International to partner with free and charitable clinics in Georgia to provide medicines and health supplies to uninsured populations. 
 
A pilot project with clinics based in Brunswick and Valdosta, GA has shown that when access to disease management medication is increased, people with these conditions see improvements in their overall health, and will experience fewer episodes requiring emergency room visits. These clinics serve approximately 1500 patients annually.
 
At the Partnership Health Center (PHC) in Valdosta, 140 patients benefitted from the program during the first three months alone. Over half of the patients were considered high-risk, being treated for a variety of medical issues including hypertension, Type I & II diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol.
 
The PHC reports that those enrolled in the project experienced significant improvements in managing their chronic illness. The Coastal Medical Access Program (CMAP) in Brunswick is seeing similar results for those enrolled through its free clinic.  
 

ST MARYS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOUNDATION - SOUTHEAST GEORGIA

Screen Shot 2018-04-05 at 1.14.32 PMThe St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation awarded MAP International a grant in 2017 to expand its Domestic Medicines Program to serve uninsured and underinsured populations in Brantley, Charlton, Camden and Glynn Counties by providing life-saving medicines and health supplies.

With this grant, MAP International has built partnerships with local free-clinics serving the needs of  people uninsured or under-insured who would otherwise not have access to medicines to manage chronic illness or disease. 

DONATE MEDICINES & HEALTH SUPPLIES

If your company manufacturers or sells medicine or health supplies...

Donating medical supplies to MAP International is easy.

If your company is a manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, or dental supplies, we would like to talk to you about partnering with MAP International to provide health supplies and medicines to hospitals and clinics serving those in need in  poor communities around the world.

To provide medicines or health supplies,  please contact Connie Reed, Corporate Relations Officer at 1-800-225-8550 and ask how you can receive the benefits of donating your products.  

View more information about donating medicine and other health supplies.