Selected non-profits include a laboratory doing COVID-19 research and the program’s first winner in Florida.
San Juan, PR – Abarca, a pharmacy benefit manager that is disrupting the industry with an entirely new approach to technology and business practices, announced the 2021 winners of its Better Care Community Program. Now in its second year, this philanthropic initiative provides health-related charities in Puerto Rico and Florida with financial and volunteer support.
“Abarca is committed to finding a better way in healthcare, and that begins at the community health level,” said Adriana Ramirez, Abarca’s Chief Operating Officer. “Selected by all Abarcans, this year’s winners are each taking a unique approach to making healthcare awesome, and we are looking forward to helping them make a difference.”
Launched in 2019 and led by a committee of Abarca team members, The Better Care Community Program was expanded this year to include research grants and charitable organizations in Florida and Puerto Rico, where a significant number of employees live and work. In 2021, the community program will support:
- The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, as it continues its Poseidon Clinical Trial– is testing the impact of two common supplements on halting or delaying the progression of diabetes. This is the first Florida-based organization to be selected by the Better Care Community Program.
- The University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus provides statistical analysis as they pursue studies into the role that fungal spores and pollen play in susceptibility to COVID-19. This project will benefit from accessing Abarca’s clinical and analytics teams.
- The Community Organization of MS and Cancer (COMSC) through its educational events and patient outreach to patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Hogar Infantíl Jesús Nazareno, a children’s shelter, continues to provide a pediatrician with regular medical care for residents.
- Ciencia Puerto Rico as they continue to host a series of workshops across the island to engage female middle and high school students in STEM+H through their Seeds of Success program. This program impact more than 3,500 girls per year.
Selected organizations will receive grants and virtual volunteering support from Abarcans, with the in-person backing to be evaluated based on COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, visit www.abarcahealth.com.
Abarca is igniting a revolution in healthcare. It started by redefining pharmacy benefits, but this is just the beginning. It is built on the belief that there is a better way for people and companies to work together, connect with each other, and make healthcare awesome for everyone. With more innovative technology and a straightforward approach to business, Abarca provides a much better experience and higher value for payers and consumers. They have challenged many industry conventions for nearly a decade and trampled on a few. So, call them a PBM for discussion purposes, but they are unlike any other company out there. Join the revolution at abarcahealth.com.