The 340B Drug Pricing Program may not be widely known, but the savings it creates are vital to keeping safety-net providers’ doors open and their patients healthy. With 340B discounts, safety-net providers are able to stretch scarce resources to cover core services and expenses.
Facing a barrage of attacks from pharmaceutical manufacturers, we jumped at the chance to help protect the drug discount program in partnership with 340B Health, a membership organization that advocates for over 12,000 safety net hospitals.
Given limited awareness about how the 340B program works and its critical role, we developed 340Bcoalition.org in partnership with 340B Health and a range of other safety-net providers and programs who rely on the savings tool. The site now serves as a valuable resource for policy makers, media and others interested in learning more about the program.
We’re continuing to work in partnership with 340B Health to ensure safety-net hospitals have an amplified voice when engaging policy makers and the media. Our work includes hands-on lobbying outreach, communications counsel and support in the production of reports on the impact of 340B.