The Hispanic NursesTM
NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.
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Pfizer Helpful Answers
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Pfizer And National Nursing Organizations Issue Free Health Guide For Uninsured And Underinsured Atlantans
Atlanta’s Mayor Endorses New Atlanta Regional Health Guide
Pfizer Helpful Answers (PHA), a joint program of Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Patients Assistance Foundation, partnered again with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) to issue a free resource guide, The Atlanta Regional Health Guide: Resources for the Uninsured (the Guide), designed to connect uninsured and underinsured residents of the Atlanta Metropolitan region with affordable health care. The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) was also a partner in this project.
PHA is a family of assistance programs for the uninsured and underinsured who need help getting Pfizer medicines. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will unveil the guide at a City Hall briefing for community health leaders and social service providers.
“Atlanta is a vibrant city that offers its citizens a diverse range of programs and services, and accessible healthcare is among the most important of these,” said Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta. “Pfizer has long been committed to helping uninsured and underinsured patients get access to medicine. Today, on behalf of all Atlantans, I applaud Pfizer for continuing this commitment by making it easier for our uninsured neighbors to benefit from the incredible array of healthcare services available to them.”
The number of Georgia residents without health insurance has increased steadily, at a faster rate than that of the United States overall. Between 1999 and 2009, the number of uninsured Georgians increased six percent, to 20.5 percent or one in five of the state’s population.
The Atlanta Regional Health Guide: Resources for the Uninsured is a comprehensive listing of health care resources in the Atlanta metropolitan region, including where to find affordable medical care, dentistry, substance abuse recovery centers, mental health care, as well as programs that offer medicines for free or low-cost.
The Guide is available in English and Spanish, and can be obtained free at local community health centers, or by contacting NAHN, NBNA or 1-888-720-1337.
“It is an honor to work with nationally-renowned organizations like the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the National Black Nurses Association with which Pfizer shares the common goal of improving patient health,” said Gary Pelletier. director of Pfizer Helpful Answers. “With the support of Mayor Reed, we hope to reach all uninsured and underinsured Atlantans with the message that healthcare is available to them, and easy to find through this new, free resource.”
In the last five years alone (2006-2010), PHA has helped 191,000 uninsured and underinsured Georgia residents get access to 2.1 million Pfizer prescriptions valued at more than $257 million in free medicines and savings. Information about PHA, as well as other industry-wide assistance programs that make medicines available for free or low-cost to uninsured and underinsured patients, can be found in the Guide or at www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com.
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