April 24, 2018 (Bethesda, MD) – Pharmerit International (Pharmerit), a leading health economics and outcomes research firm, has announced a partnership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation. Pharmerit will provide support for the AMCP Foundation “Sock Charity” initiative, delivering basic clothing to people in need throughout the Boston area.
In addition to providing financial support for the initiative, Pharmerit and its staff will be working with the AMCP Foundation and Boston Cares, a regional volunteer action group, to promote awareness and facilitate the sock drive at the 2018 AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Boston (April 23-26, 2018).
“We are proud to be supporting this AMCP Foundation initiative,” said Jennifer Stephens, Managing Partner, Pharmerit, “as we share a mission with AMCP and its Foundation to advance the quality of, and access to, medical care and we are also part of the Boston community.”
“Pharmerit is a leader in HEOR and in social responsibility, which is why the AMCP is thrilled to welcome them to the AMCP Foundation charity sock drive” said James T. Kenney, AMCP President-Elect and Manager, Specialty and Pharmacy Contracts at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “Together, we will help our community and increase awareness and knowledge about managed care pharmacy.”
The AMCP Foundation Sock Collection will be working with companies, organizations and individuals attending the 2018 AMCP Annual Meeting in Boston. Socks, among the least donated but most needed items among the less fortunate, will be collected and provided to well-known organizations for distribution to those in need in the Boston area. Recipient organizations include Pine Street Inn (services to the homeless), Women’s Lunch Place (services to women in transition) and Room to Grow (services for infants born into poverty).
“We appreciate the opportunity to team up with Pharmerit and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy on their sock drive to benefit Boston nonprofits. This is a great example of how those visiting Boston for professional meetings and conferences can make a real and concrete difference for those in need; and we’re happy to be supporting your efforts!” -Patrice Keegan, Executive Director, Boston Cares.
About AMCP Foundation
Established in 1990, the 501(c)3 nonprofit AMCP Foundation exists to advance collective knowledge and insights on major issues associated with the practice of pharmacy in managed health care settings. By facilitating innovative research initiatives and providing educational opportunities to learn about managed care pharmacy, the AMCP Foundation invests in the future of managed care. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Visit AMCP Foundation at www.amcpfoundation.org.
About Boston Cares
Boston Cares mobilizes and trains individual and corporate volunteers who strengthen communities and improve the lives of people in need. We partner with schools and nonprofits with needs that can be filled by volunteer teams; then we recruit, train & lead reliable groups of volunteers who get the job done. Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, an Innovation Hub within the global Points of Light network, and an award-winning leader in the volunteer engagement sector. Since 1991, our volunteers have generated over 1 million hours of service. Visit Boston Cares at www.bostoncares.org.