Approximately 8 in 10 beneficiaries reduced their drug costs
Beneficiaries saved an average of $985 per year on their drug costs
Since 2007, Pacific's Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics have assisted 9,494 beneficiaries with their Medicare Part D drug plan, helping beneficiaries save an estimated total of $9.35 million.
33,500+ hours volunteered by 555 student pharmacists
1,296 beneficiaries were assisted in a language other than English
156 events in 24 cities and 10 virtual events
7,899 beneficiaries received Medication Therapy Management
16,101 medication-related issues were identified
800+ severe drug-related problems were found and in response the patient's physician was contacted
2,213 low-income beneficiaries served
Since 2007, 50,253 free health care screening/services were provided to beneficiaries
5,683 vaccinations (flu, pneumococcal, Tdap or shingles) were administered
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“Seniors often feel lonely and lost and there aren't many services for us. When there is someone who can counsel us, they seem to have a limited amount of time and energy and perspective. Whereas here, you get a lot of individual attention from young people who have a lot of energy and know-how and they have a mentor who can help them with anything that they don't know. This is actually meeting a need on both sides. It is making the pharmacist more capable of seeing the full humanity of the people they are serving and allowing the people they are serving to feel their humanity and to feel seen.”
“Excellent service UOP pharmacy students provide! Quite impressive. They did a thorough analysis of my mom's health conditions and medications. We also had a PA student at our table, and together they provided some helpful suggestions. Also received excellent and helpful advice by the bone mineral density screening students. Thank you!”
“All of the students that helped us were wonderful, very thoughtful and patient. The young lady that helped with us Medicare drug benefit was great. She took a lot of time educating and explaining things, and we got a new drug plan that will save us a bunch of money. Thank you for having this event, we enjoyed ourselves very much.”
“I realized as I was gathering papers together to come to this, that it is such a blessing to have something like this where someone can help us figure out how to get through the maze. Because there is an aspect of Medicare that has a maze feeling to it and there is some anxiety that one might get lost in it. So, to have people who have experience knowing how to trace it through and the fact there is often more than one person there helping ... I was so relieved.”
Support our students and communities by making a gift to the Powell-matched Pacific Medicare Part D Outreach Program Endowment Fund. This endowment was established to support and expand the Medicare program, student-centered class activities and Medicare outreach events. The endowment will help offset student travel costs to conferences to present their Medicare-related research and provide funding to support new health-related initiatives that are incorporated into the Medicare outreach events.
“This endowment will help ensure the long-term viability of our Medicare program and continued service to the community,” said Rajul A. Patel '01, '06, PharmD, PhD, professor of pharmacy practice.
Every dollar you give is matched by the Powell Match, doubling the impact of your gift! When Pacific received a transformational gift of $125 million from the estate of Robert and Jeannette Powell, a portion of their gift was designated for matching, dollar for dollar, new endowed gifts of $50,000 or more that provide scholarship or those that enhance the academic experience of our students.
For more information, contact Susan Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209.946.3116.
The reach of the program has been made possible by the support of many, including community partners, governmental agencies and pharmacist preceptors. The Medicare Part D outreach program only partners with governmental agencies at our events to keep a non-biased atmosphere for the beneficiaries in attendance.