CCPGM Hosts Fifth Annual Pharmacy Fair

Event links pharmacies to surrounding community

FOR RELEASE May 10, 2017

Media Contact: Chris Sardelli, christopher.sardelli@carolinashealthcare.org

CHARLOTTE- Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg (CCPGM) is gearing up for its fifth annual Mecklenburg County Pharmacy Fair, part of an ongoing effort to showcase local pharmacies to the surrounding medical community.

The event will be held Thursday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CCPGM headquarters, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 700.

Fifteen pharmacies are expected to participate in the event, a group that covers the entire county and CCPGM’s almost 190,000 enrollees. Also attending are representatives from NC MedAssist, a non-profit pharmacy program providing prescription medicine and patient support to uninsured North Carolina residents.

CCPGM Deputy Director Naomi Ohuabunwa-West said the annual event was launched five years ago in an effort to inform CCPGM’s care managers and teammates about pharmacy partners and resources in the community. Sponsored by the CCPGM pharmacy team, the event is a great opportunity to learn about the special services and resources these businesses have to offer.

Last year, the event showcased 12 local pharmacies and attracted more than 70 attendees, though more are expected this year.

“Over the years it has grown to become an avenue for linking these pharmacies with other disciplines, stakeholders and community organizations,” Ohuabunwa-West said.

She said there will also be representation from pharmacies of the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN).

“This year, we are also excited to include amongst our list of participants, NC MedAssist, which provides medications to uninsured patients,” she said.

This event is open to care managers and other healthcare and community organizations that serve the Mecklenburg County region.

CCPGM will also be hosting its second annual Union County Pharmacy Fair on Tuesday, May 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at CMC Union Auditorium, 600 Hospital Drive, Monroe, NC 28112. The fair is open to partners from Union and Anson counties.

 

About CCPGM

Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg is a community-based healthcare network participating in the statewide Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) physician-led program. Since 2002, CCPGM has provided care coordination and care management for Medicaid recipients and others in Anson, Mecklenburg and Union counties. CCPGM works with primary care providers, hospitals, health departments, behavioral health management entities, Departments of Social Services, housing agencies, crisis providers, and other local community agencies and resources to provide the best coordinated care for its patients. The network has about 190,000 enrollees and more than 200 medical homes practicing family medicine, obstetrics, internal medicine and pediatrics.

To learn more, visit CCPGM online at www.ccpgm.org, or on Facebook, Twitter (CCPGM) and Instagram (CCPGM_NC).

 

Contact

For more information about the event or to RSVP, please contact CCPGM’s Pharmacy and Orientation Program Coordinator Christina Wall by email at Christina.wall@carolinashealthcare.org. To request interviews, please contact Chris Sardelli, Communications and Marketing Associate, at (704) 512-2658 or by email at christopher.sardelli@carolinashealthcare.org.

 

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