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Deadline: February 27, 2017

Cardinal Health: Generation Rx Grant Program

Cardinal Health is committed to helping communities address prescription drug misuse. The focus of Generation Rx is on influencing prescribing as well as patient engagement for those who need help managing pain. The new prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a unique opportunity to affect change in this area; the Cardinal Health Foundation hopes to be a catalyst for the implementation of these guidelines. The goal of Generation Rx is to influence the amount of opioids prescribed, more fully engage patients in their care, and support patients as they manage their health conditions. Objectives include:

  • With the patient, develop comprehensive treatment plans that consider all options available prior to prescribing opioids, with a goal of reducing the use of opioids for pain management
  • For patients who are prescribed opioids as a part of their treatment regimen, encourage patient engagement and ongoing follow-up by a healthcare professional until the use of opioids can be discontinued
  • Measure progress in terms of morphine equivalents, pain management, and patient satisfaction
  • Share best practices and outcomes with healthcare team, patients, and caregivers

Amount: Grants of up to $35,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: Any 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in the United States. Each application should include a link to primary care but the Foundation encourages applications from any of the following organizations: community health centers, federally qualified health centers, hospitals or other healthcare institutions, pharmacy, prescriber or
healthcare provider associations, and substance misuse prevention groups.

Link: http://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/about-us/corporate-citizenship/community-relations/population-health/rx-drug-misuse-and-abuse.html

Note: Informational webinars will be held on January 17, at 11:00 am MST and January 23, at 9:00 am MST.

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