Thursday 17 Jan 2019


United Way & FamilyWize Help Community Save On Rx Meds

United Wayne of Wayne County and FamilWize have announced that local Wayne County citizens have saved $28,363.89 on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in their annual Health Impact Report, a compilation of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.

In May, FamilyWize acknowledged Mental Health Awareness Month by joining the mental health community in their efforts to educate patients on the importance of treatment adherence. FamilyWize commits itself to increasing the public’s understanding surrounding mental illness and patients’ accessibility to affordable medications. One in six adult Americans are affected by mental health conditions, with 56 percent of adults with mental illness not receiving treatment.

Key community highlights from the Health Impact Report for Wayne County include:

  • $37,167 savings on prescription mental health medications
  • $28,363.89 total savings on all prescription medications
  • 393 community members helped

“Rising prescription prices continue to be a major burden for individuals and families in our community, whether their medications are for mental health or another chronic illness. We consider ourselves advocates for individuals struggling with the high costs of mental illness,” said Executive Director, Steve Parr of United Way of Wayne County. “Our partnership with FamilyWize enables us to address this issue by offering abundant resources to all community members seeking affordable healthcare. The impact we’re making is changing lives, and we look forward to supporting many more families in the years to come.”

“It’s heartening to see the far-reaching impact we’ve achieved through our strong ongoing partnership with United Way,” added Dan Barnes, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of FamilyWize. “Together we are reaching millions of Americans, and we will continue working toward our goal of helping to educate people across the United States on ways to significantly lower drug costs and maintain prescription adherence.”

FamilyWize is one of the longest-running prescription savings programs in the country and is accepted at most pharmacies nationwide, covering all FDA-approved prescription medications. Over 1,000 United Ways have collaborated with FamilyWize to help over 11 million Americans save more than $1 billion, with an average savings of 45 percent since the partnership began.

The FamilyWize program is free, has no eligibility or registration requirements, and provides families and individuals access to affordable prescription medications. Visit to download their Apple or Android mobile app, print out the discount card, or simply learn more about the program. The card is also available at the United Way of Wayne County Office located at 2803 Cashwell Drive, Suite B, Goldsboro.

For more information about United Way of Wayne County visit or call (919) 735-3591.


  1. Jesus says:

    But I thought Obama said prices were not going up.

    “If you like your doctor, you can keep your dr.”
    If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”
    Lie, lie ,lie. But heaven forbid someone say something bad about the great Obama liar.

    Obama lied to every person in this country…..and gets a free pass on this healthcare debacle.


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