**MEDIA ADVISORY**

RX PARTNERSHIP AND MEL LEAMAN FREE CLINIC TO COLLABORATE TO MAKE GENERIC PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN NEED

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Rx Partnership representatives will join the staff and patients at Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory and Henry College in Marion to announce a statewide initiative to provide free generic medications to people in need.  Also invited to attend are local and state elected representatives.

The new Access to Medication Program, or AMP, will provide critically needed generic medications to low-income, uninsured patients at free clinics and community health centers across Virginia. Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory and Henry College is one of the first locations across the state to pilot this program.

Representatives of the media are invited at 10:30 a.m. to learn about the impact this program will have across Virginia, speak to both patients and practitioners and tour the clinic.

 

WHO:        

In attendance will be:

Michael Armbrister, Executive Director, Mel Leaman Free Clinic

Hope Kestle, Program Manager, Access to Medication Program, Rx Partnership

Amanda Fleenor, PA-C, Mel Leaman Free Clinic

Harry Howe, PA-C, Board Chair and Volunteer Provider, Mel Leaman Free Clinic

 

WHEN:     

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:   

Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College

601 Radio Hill Rd, Marion, VA 24354

 

RSVP:

Media please RSVP to Jessica Ramirez at JRamirez@rxpartnership.org

 

MEDIA CONTACT:        

Jessica Ramirez, Director of Advocacy & Public Relations
Phone: 804.297.3172
Email: JRamirez@rxpartnership.org

For more information about Rx Partnership and the Access to Medication Program (AMP), visit: https://www.rxpartnership.org/?page_id=1451