Grants Awarded From Mylan Settlement Fund
- Chapa-De Indian Health Program ($115,641) to cover the cost of physician time to evaluate patients who present symptoms of anxiety and related conditions and, in appropriate cases, provide anti-anxiety and related medications to indigent, uninsured patients.
- San Francisco Department of Public Health ($377,345) to (a) hire a board certified psychiatrist with specific interest and training in the treatment of anxiety disorders to provide “warmline” consultation to the Department’s primary care physicians and comprehensive patient evaluations, (b) make prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications available to low-income, uninsured patients in San Francisco and (c) train primary care providers on how to identify anxiety disorders and the state of the art treatment approaches for different anxiety disorders in primary care and safety net settings.
- Family HealthCare Network ($258,534) to cover a portion of the cost of (a) providing prescription drugs to treat migrant and seasonal farm workers with anxiety and related disorders and (b) a consulting psychiatrist for center physicians to consult regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with anxiety disorders in Tulare County.
- Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights ($150,000) to (a) implement L.A. Rx Bulk Purchasing Program and to educate other cities about the benefits of prescription drug bulk purchasing and (b) use media advocacy and internet organizing to education affected populations about the potential of low-cost anti-anxiety medications as a result of L.A. Rx Bulk Purchasing Program.
- La Maestra Community Clinic ($150,000) to cover a portion of the cost of (a) a mental health provider to evaluate patients for anxiety and related disorders, develop individual case plans, organize support groups, and distribute information about anxiety disorders, (b) a consulting psychiatrist for center physicians to consult with regarding patients with anxiety disorders and patient examination when necessary and (c) providing prescription drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression in low-income, uninsured patients in San Diego County.
- Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center ($150,000) to cover a portion of the cost of a (a) bilingual mental health worker to coordinate the delivery of services for the treatment of anxiety and depression for 200 low-income, uninsured patients, (b) a consulting psychiatrist to conduct in-depth assessments and (c) medications for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression in low-income, uninsured patients in Southern Alameda County.
- University of California, San Francisco, Department of Clinical Pharmacy($400,896) to (1) make 40,000 prescriptions of anti-anxiety medications available to approximately 20,000 low-income, uninsured or underinsured consumers statewide at low cost and (2) conduct a statewide public awareness and education campaign to inform the public about the appropriate use of these medications and their availability at low-cost to low-income, uninsured or underinsured consumers.
- Venice Family Clinic ($197,584) to (a) train social workers, psychiatrists and social work interns in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (b) conduct group sessions using CBT for low-income, uninsured patients with anxiety disorders and (b) make medications for the treatment of anxiety available to low-income, uninsured patients in West Los Angeles County.