NeedyMeds Webinars
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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.

Free Webinar

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

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.

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

Safe Needle Disposal — Pharmaceutical Company Take-back Programs
Safe needle disposal is a public health and safety issue that is commonly overlooked. Please join us for this brief webinar (Safe Needle Disposal Webinar #2 in a series of 4) to learn about pharmaceutical company take-back programs.
May 9, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

Safe Needle Disposal — States with Disposal Programs
Please join us for this brief webinar (Safe Needle Disposal Webinar #3 in a series of 4) to learn about examples of disposal programs and options for disposal if your area doesn't currently have a program.
July 12, 2017 at 1:30PM Eastern Time

Safe Needle Disposal — Sharps Disposal for Businesses and Healthcare Facilities
This last webinar in the series of Safe Needle Disposal webinars will focus on sharps disposal for businesses or healthcare facilities.
September 6, 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.

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

Counterfeit Drugs in America: 2017 Overview
The Partnership for Safe Medicines Executive Director, Shabbir Safdar, will discuss recent criminal prosecutions of criminals selling counterfeit medications to Americans including criminal rings peddling fake oncology, osteoporosis, and other medications. He will talk about the new plague of fentanyl counterfeits that are touching every state and every demographic in America. He will also explain the patient health consequences Americans currently face from counterfeit drugs made with incorrect and dangerous substitute ingredients, review and explain the realities of drug importation proposals from Canada, and help patient educators learn about the secrets that every American should know about how to lower their cost on medications without endangering their safety.
May 16 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

Be an Engaged Healthcare Consumer
Lucilia Prates-Ramos, statewide director with the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program, will discuss steps that we can each take to protect, detect and report healthcare errors, fraud and abuse.
June 13 at 12:00PM Eastern Time

Learning to be Resilient in the World of MS
Resilience is the ability to overcome, especially when faced with adversity such as MS, and it is influenced by many factors. A few of which include: current health status and how it affects your physical and emotional energy, attitude of gratitude, nutrition and spiritual practices like meditation. It is important to someone living with MS because every day one has no idea how, or if our bodies will betray us. The unknown is a way of life. When you have resilience and inner strength, you know you've "got this," no matter the situation. Resilience is the measurement of whether you bend or break. This can be learned, so if you are not very resilient, you can change and this trait can be cultivated. Please join Barbara B. Appelbaum, PCC, MBA, MAT and Dawn Ehde, PhD as they define resilience, look at what influences it, and provide a few simple strategies you can employ right now to help you cope day to day. Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 registrants that login to the webinar on July 11th.
July 11 at 8:00PM Eastern Time

SHINE: Information and Counseling for Medicare Beneficiaries of All Ages
NeedyMeds is proud to partner with SHINE, a national nonprofit dedicated to "Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone" by offering free and objective health insurance information and counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. During this presentation you will discover what resources SHINE has available — including financial assistance programs.
July 18 at 11:30AM Eastern Time

HWN: Health Websites: Which to Trust and Why
Health care has become very complicated. Many patients struggle to find reliable information about healthcare — in general — and diagnoses — specifically. The internet can help but it can be difficult to determine which websites can be trusted. Join us to learn how to evaluate healthcare websites for credibility, accuracy and quality.
August 2 at 2:00PM Eastern Time

RxOutreach: Making Medications Affordable
RxOutreach, 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

The PAN Foundation: Connecting Underinsured Patients with the Treatment They Need
The PAN Foundation is here to help. Learn how underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases can get the medications and treatment they need.
August 23 at 1:30PM 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 to request one.

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