NeedyMeds Webinars
A brief introduction to NeedyMeds

NeedyMeds is committed to education. Regularly scheduled webinars are one way that we keep NeedyMeds' users informed about our organization and relevant health-related topics.

Monthly Webinars

These webinars present an overview of the many resources available on the NeedyMeds website and how to navigate the website efficiently. Some of this information can be overlooked, so even if you are a regular NeedyMeds user — you might learn something new! Our monthly webinars are conducted by Carla Dellaporta. Contact her directly for more information.

Read an outline of what will be discussed during a monthly webinar.

Go to our webinars library page to watch our monthly webinar and past special topic webinars.

Upcoming Monthly Webinars: Click on the date below to register

March 15, 2017 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

April 20, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

May 15, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

June 21, 2017 at 11:00AM Eastern Time

July 10, 2017 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

August 15, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

September 13, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

October 19, 2017 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

November 15, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

December 12, 2017 at 12:00PM Eastern Time

NeedyMeds Briefs

Please join these short webinars to learn detailed information about specific NeedyMeds programs, resources and initiatives.

Upcoming NeedyMeds Briefs: Click on the date below to register.

HEALfundr
Learn how to use the NeedyMeds crowdfunding platform, HEALfundr, to raise much-needed funds for your medical expenses.
February 28, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

Safe Needle Disposal
Safe needle disposal is a public health and safety issue that is commonly overlooked. Please join us for this brief webinar to learn about safe disposal for all "at-home" users of sharps and how to navigate the NeedyMeds' Safe Needle Disposal website.
March 7, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

All about Prescription Assistance Programs
This brief webinar will cover what PAPs are, how they work and how they may be able to save you money on prescription medication costs.
April 25, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

Demystifying the Drug Discount Card
This brief webinar will provide detailed information on how our drug discount card works, tools for maximizing user savings and why it should matter to you — whether you have health insurance or not!
May 2, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

Special Topic Webinars

These webinars cover a variety of topics appropriate for the health care professional, advocate or patient.

Upcoming Special Topic Webinars: Click on the date below to register.

RX Outreach: Making Medications Affordable
Rx Outreach, a nonprofit pharmacy, is licensed and committed to serving low income individuals and families in need of affordable medication. No coupons, discount cards, supporting documentation or membership is required. The patient pays only the price of the medication. No standard shipping fees. No handling fees. No enrollment fees. No additional hidden fees.
March 8 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

MS: Weight Management and Nutrition
In this webinar we will define obesity as a modifiable risk factor for numerous chronic health conditions, outline the risks associated with obesity and MS, offer specific strategies to manage your weight with nutrition and exercise and answer your questions on weight management and nutrition!Please join us for this informative presentation in partnership with Dan Do Multiple Sclerosis and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 registrants that login to the webinar on March 14th.
March 14 at 8:00PM Eastern Time

MS and Knowing How to Navigate Leaving the Work Force
Over the course of your career, there might be times when you consider separating from the workforce if your MS symptoms become more difficult to manage. How do you know when it's the right time to leave the workforce? Have you exhausted all your options to remain employed? What information do you need to take into consideration when pursuing disability benefits. Learn about employer and federal benefits, the process of accessing them, and resources to help with this transition. Please join us for this informative presentation in partnership with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 registrants that login to the webinar on March 21st.
March 21 at 8:00PM Eastern Time

Accessing the Resources You Need to Live a Full Life with OCD
NeedyMeds' partner, the International OCD Foundation, will guide us through invaluable resources for finding help, becoming better educated and getting more involved so those living with OCD can lead a more productive life.
March 22 at 12:00PM Eastern Time

Yoga and Non-Cardio Exercises: Your Allies in Managing MS Symptoms and Improving Overall Health
Non-cardio exercises, including yoga and seated stretches, can help positively manage your MS symptoms and promote your overall health. In particular, there is growing research on the disease-modifying effects of yoga, in addition to its profound impact on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Best of all, these activities are accessible to everyone of all abilities. With some creativity and adaptations, everyone can do something!

Sue Kushner, MS, PT (Physical Therapist) will introduce a variety of non-cardio exercises and strategies to safely incorporate them into your life. Lynn Stazzone, RN, BSN, MSN, NP (Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner) will also identify how these exercises can increase your qualify of life, decrease the risk of secondary medical problems, and help improve many MS symptoms, including pain, fatigue, weakness, mobility issues, and bladder/bowel dysfunction. At the conclusion of the presentation, Sue and Lynn will answer your questions in an interactive "Q&A Session".

Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 registrants that login to the webinar on April 11th.
April 11 at 8:00PM Eastern Time

EyeCare America
NeedyMeds' partner, EyeCare America, will offer an overview of how they work to protect sight and empower lives and walk you through the free resources available to you and your loved ones.
April 12 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

You Found a Lump — Now What? Navigating the Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Process
NeedyMeds' partner, the American Breast Cancer Foundation, will present information on what to do when you have been newly diagnosed and how the resources and support they offer can help you.
May 11 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

RX Outreach: Making Medications Affordable
Rx Outreach, a nonprofit pharmacy, is licensed and committed to serving low income individuals and families in need of affordable medication. No coupons, discount cards, supporting documentation or membership is required. The patient pays only the price of the medication. No standard shipping fees. No handling fees. No enrollment fees. No additional hidden fees.
August 9 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

Living with Raynaud's: Coping Strategies for a Fuller Life
NeedyMeds' partner, the Raynaud's Association, will offer resources for support and education to help those living with Raynaud's to lead a fuller life.
October 17 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and You
NeedyMeds' partner, the American Breast Cancer Foundation, will present essential information on Breast Cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 24 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

Free Private Webinar Training for Your Staff

If you work for an organization or healthcare facility, NeedyMeds can provide your team with a free private webinar training. Trainings are similar to an Overview Webinar but can be tailored to meet your team's needs. You will receive a recording of your private webinar so that you may use it again in future staff trainings. Please contact webinar@needymeds.org to request one.

Have any questions? Are you interested in facilitating a webinar? Please contact us at webinar@needymeds.org.