Stop medication injuries! Help patients and families access life-saving testing
Did you know that over 100,000 people die every year because of a medication and most of those deaths have nothing to do with a prescription opioid? Meanwhile, an estimated 2 to 4 million people experience a medication-related injury or disability, some permanently and over 1 million people go to the hospital every year because of an adverse drug reaction?
This is a public health issue that our startup nonprofit organization, Safest Drug, was founded to address but we can't do this without help from passionate volunteers like yourself!
Currently, we're looking for a number of volunteer program coordinators who can help us with patient intake to support a new program we're launching called 50,000 Safer. The aim of this program is to offer greater access and affordability to pharmacogenetics testing, a scientific advancement that can help deliver safer prescribing and the chance to decrease a person's risk of adverse drug reactions. The testing is not widely used and may be too expensive for those most in need.
Activities you may help with include:
- reviewing initial inquiries for testing from those interested in receiving free or reduced testing
- following up and contacting patients or healthcare providers to gather more information
- submitting lab test requests to our certified lab partners
- answering questions and providing free resources
To express interest in joining our 50,000 Safer volunteer team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or respond to this ad.
Must be able to commit to a regular number of hours per week (at least 2 hours).
Note: This is a volunteer position with the potential for paid employment.Safest Drug is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2019. We believe in diversity, fairness, engaging communities and the need to address a public health problem that annually causes billions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs, thousands of deaths and millions of preventable medication-related injuries. Our work is consumer-focused. Serious inquiries only. Prior experience preferred, but not necessary.
About SAFEST DRUG
325 Ellington Blvd. #308, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, US
Our mission is to reduce medication-related illness, disability and death in the United States with education, research and advocacy.
Founded in 2019, Safest Drug was formed to address broad systemic issues in the U.S. which place millions of consumers at risk for medication-related morbidity and mortality every day. Our work aims to broaden the understanding of what it means to be medicated in America while also saving lives and recognizing that the wide array of root causes which contribute to this public health problem. We also aim to alleviate the suffering of those who have been impacted by medication-induced poor health outcomes and disability.