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United Way of Hancock County and FamilyWize Help Local Community Save $760,887 on Prescription Medications

A partnership with United Way of Hancock County and FamilyWize has saved local community members $760,887 on prescription medications since 2007 according to the annual Health Impact Report. The annual Health Impact Report is a compendium of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.

Over 1,000 United Ways have collaborated with FamilyWize to help 9.6 million Americans save more than $1 billion, with an average savings of 40 percent since the partnership began. 

Key community highlights from the Health Impact Report for the Hancock County community include:
•    $760,887 savings on prescription medications
•    6,580 community members helped

“All too often we see families struggling to stay healthy due to the high cost of their prescription medications,” said John Urbanski, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Hancock County. “Partnering with FamilyWize has allowed us to offer new, free resources to our community members for managing their finances and improving their families’ quality of life. It’s encouraging to see the true impact our partnership has had and we look forward to supporting more families.”

“We are proud of our work with United Way and the far-reaching impact we have achieved,” added Dan Barnes, CEO and Co-Founder of FamilyWize. “The current U.S. healthcare landscape remains difficult for millions of Americans to navigate, and rising prescription medication costs are causing many to sacrifice health to afford other basic necessities. With United Way, we are working towards a goal of helping even more families become educated on their options for finding cost-efficient prescription medications.”

The FamilyWize program is free and saved participants an average of 43 percent off of their prescription medications in 2015. Accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide and covering all FDA approved prescription medications, the FamilyWize card has no eligibility requirements and is available to anyone. To sign up for the program, visit www.familywize.org, download the Android or Apple app, or print out the card. The card is also available at the United Way of Hancock County.

For more information about United Way of Hancock County, visit http://LIveUnitedHancockCounty.org or call 419-423-1432.

About FamilyWize

Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped almost 10 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1 billion on life-saving prescription drugs. By aggregating large groups of patients, FamilyWize advocates and negotiates for deep discounts on prescription drugs which it then passes these discounts on in full to patients. FamilyWize partners with some of the most respected community groups and health care providers in the country, including United Way Worldwide, Mental Health America, and American Heart Association, among thousands of other community organizations. To join FamilyWize, download our app at https://familywize.org/prescription-savings-card/get-your-free-card/.

About United Way of Hancock County

United Way of Hancock County is locally governed and focuses on the mission to “measurably improve people’s lives in Hancock County.”
Since its inception in 1955, the organization has gone from doing fundraising for a handful of organizations to partnering with hundreds of programs and services through local nonprofit organizations. Overall, United Way of Hancock County has raised more than $79 million for programs and services. Not only does the organization fundraise, but staff members and volunteers are deeply involved in many community committees, collaborative projects and are partnering with other community organizations to address the root causes of social issues in Hancock County.

United Way of Hancock County continually works toward a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The organization strives for a community that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone.
   
For more information about United Way of Hancock County, please visit http://LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org.

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Press Contact
Kathy McConnell
Senior Account Executive
Gregory FCA
610-228-2149
kmcconnell@gregoryfca.com

Company Contact
Mike Carollo
Director of Marketing
FamilyWize
215-805-4941
mcarollo@familywize.org
 

United Way of Hancock County Contact
Tamera Rooney
Communications Director
419-423-1432
tamera.rooney@uwhancock.org