Americares Honors Lilly with Power of Partnership AwardJune 13, 2023
Americares Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Jenny Goldstein (right) and Healthcare Distribution Alliance President and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis Jr. (left) presented the Power of Partnership Award to Lilly at the HDA Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 12. Photo courtesy of HDA.
Americares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Eli Lilly and Company, in recognition of its outstanding commitment to increasing access to health care around the world. Lilly is among Americares most dedicated donors, providing medical products and financial support that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster.
Americares Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Jenny Goldstein presented the award yesterday at HDA’s Business and Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. Americares and HDA created the Power of Partnership Award in 2005 to recognize HDA-member pharmaceutical manufacturer and distribution organizations that have shown exceptional dedication to expanding access to health care for people in need around the globe.
Lilly is among our most dedicated supporters, providing product donations that improve health and save lives,” Goldstein said. “With Lilly’s support, Americares is working to meet some of the world’s most pressing health needs, including management of diabetes and other serious health conditions for people affected by poverty or disaster.
Lilly and Americares have worked together since 1986, with Lilly donating products valued at more than $150 million to Americares to support its partner clinics and community health centers in the U.S., as well as emergency response and recovery efforts worldwide. To date, Americares has delivered Lilly products to Americares partner health facilities in more than 70 countries.
“Lilly is honored to receive this recognition and we are grateful for our longstanding collaboration with Americares to get medicines in the hands of people who need them," said Leigh Ann Pusey, executive vice president of corporate affairs and communications at Lilly. “We look forward to continuing our work together to improve access to quality health care for people around the world.”
Lilly has been donating insulin to Americares for patients in need in the U.S. since 2018. To date, nearly 70 Americares partner health facilities in 33 states and Puerto Rico serving patients in need have benefitted from the donations, which include diabetes medicines. Additionally, Lilly has provided over $1 million in funding for Americares Patient Navigator Program, which helps patients with diabetes better navigate the U.S. health care system and connect to resources that can help them in their journey with diabetes.
“Lilly believes everyone deserves access to lifesaving medication, and their donations have ensured many patients can continue to receive health care no matter their economic background,” said HDA President and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr. “HDA is proud of its longstanding partnership with Americares on the Power of Partnership award; we congratulate Lilly for receiving this award in recognition of their commitment to providing products and financial assistance to patients worldwide.”
A patient at Eunice Community Health Center in Eunice, La., receives a box of Trulicity donated by Americares and Lilly in April 2023. Photo by Mike Demas/Americares.
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Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.
ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues. For more information, visit www.hda.org.