Emergency prescription medication assistance program for Mercer County, N.J. -- 2012-2013
Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant provides continued support for the Henry J. Austin Health Center's program of assistance with emergency prescription medications for poor families, primarily residing in Trenton, New Jersey. Because the vast majority of the people helped through the program are center patients, on-site assistance more immediately (and directly) helps vulnerable, low-income people who do not qualify for government-funded medical benefits or have private insurance. The principal objective is to subsidize prescription medications, thereby ensuring the treatment of diseases and the restoration of health for people who cannot afford to follow their doctors' instructions. The grant will fund 74 percent of the project. The deliverable will be to serve at least 500 people who otherwise would go without medications prescribed by a medical provider.
Amount Awarded $40,000.00
Awarded on: 1/26/2012
Time frame: 2/1/2012 - 1/31/2013
Grant Number: 69807