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NOVA ScriptsCentral INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: The mission of NoVA Rx is to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care to the uninsured of Northern Virginia.

Results: We have dispensed $64 Million in Medications to the Northern Virginia Community

Target demographics: provide lifsaving medications and life saving health education to the uninsured

Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 4000 people with $6.3 Mill in medications

Geographic areas served: Northern Virginia

Programs: Medication access to those suffering from chronic medical conditions who otherwise would not be able to obtain them. We also offer our "Educate Before You Medicate" free health education classes in the community to educate folks about their health. We work to empower community members to get healthy through proper lifestyle choices as well as the appropriate use of their medications.

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to their diabetes class at the free clinic and I learned a lot of information and I feel more secure in my health. I would definitely recommend this class to my friend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to their diabetes class and I learned and asked questions and I liked that they interpreted in my language.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been attending their monthly diabetes classes for 1 and 1/2 years. I've lost 36 pounds and feel so much better! My A1C has dropped from the 8 range to the 6 range and I am managing my diabetes much easier. I'm much more knowledgeable about how to manage my food intake and I would definitely recommend their class to both diabetics and non-diabetics. The presenters have been great, they're very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable about the subject.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I greatly appreciate you guys, job well done and thank you! Coming to the monthly diabetes classes has helped me a great deal by learning all about diabetes, diet, and medications.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been attending the diabetes classes for one year and my favorite part of coming was finding out the right food I should be eating. This class has been great and it's very positive!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Attending their monthly diabetes classes has helped me greatly and the fact that they have translators for their minority patients is incredible!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Have attended one of their classes and it was very engaging! Great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a pharmacy student doing a public health rotation at NOVA Scripts Central under Dr. Donney John. My experience at NOVA Scripts was fantastic and I really learned a lot from Dr. John as well as from the team. One of the big things I noticed was how connected everyone was there; it is literally like a small family. Everyone at NOVA Scripts spoke and treated me with respect; I felt like I was truly a part of the team. (I remember one of the staff gave out little, personalized Valentine's cards/treats; I thought she was going to skip over me--since I was new there--but she didn't; these are the little things that really stood out to me).

More importantly, the work they do there is amazing. Everyone works so hard to make sure that they are doing the best to impact underserved populations for the better. I especially loved one of the events they hosted: teaching elementary and middle school aged children the importance of eating healthy and exercising. The kids absolutely loved this and were really engaged with the speaker. There were many other things but this review is getting a bit long.

It seems like everyone at NOVA ScriptsCentral really loves what they do and they, without a doubt, deserve the Great NonProfits Top Rated Award. I hope that this review just says a little about what they are doing and the substantial impact they are making in the DC MD VA area.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NovaScripts is an extraordinary resource for this area. I have worked with many of the NovaScripts clinics that have access to their pharmacy services. They supply medications to the most vulnerable and are an important link while doing this. The education and knowledge that they share is the extra piece that makes them so valuable. They are a plesure to partner with.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is always a pleasure to partner with NOVA Scripts, they are very cooperative when it comes to do presentation to the clients I serve, the content is always relevant and the format very visually appealing and easy to follow and understand by clients of all ages.
the staff from NOVA Scripts really know how to effectively captivate the audience. Well done!
thanks a million for you contribution to our community.

Ingrid Velarde, NVFS Supervisor
PWC Health Access Programs

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came across NOVA Scripts a couple months back for a PAVE Clinic. The staff was super friendly and answered several of my questions in regards to the vaccinations. The the service they provide to the public is invaluable. It's so sad that many families forgo the basic shots because they are misinformed. NOVA Scripts are the "boots on the ground" that is helping remove the stigma of vaccination.

Robert Deguzman

Jay J.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Seeing the impact NOVA ScriptsCentral has on the community on people's lives has been incredible in the time my company has worked with them. The diversity and dedication of the staff to all aspects of helping the community with in the framework of a charitable pharmacy is one of the most amazing things I've seen in my 20 years working with non-profits. It has been truly eye opening experience for which I, and my team, are very grateful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Novascripts does amazing work in the community and their service is truly impactful. I wish them many more years of success, our communities need them!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dr. Donney John is a wealth of knowledge and tremendous networker. His vast experience with other nonprofits is a benefit to us at CharityPharmacy.org is bringing to us connections otherwise unknown. The staff and students at NOVA Scripts have contributed their expertise with translations, software products and funding. We are grateful to have Dr. John and his team as part of CharityPharmacy.org.

Christie B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning at NOVAScripts was one of the best decisions I have made. During my time there, I was able to attend public health seminars as well as meet many people who aided and directed me in the field. I met the great staff at NOVAScripts and also learned to create items that would be informative to people representing different communities that made sense for all. If time permitted, I would go back to NOVAScripts to volunteer more often.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nova Scripts Central (NSC) entire workforce plays a pivotal role in addressing issues emerging from the nexus of escalating health care cost and health inequity by pragmatically increasing the role and involvement of a pharmacist in developing health education policies and programs that address the needs of disenfranchised/uninsured population they choose to serve. Nova Scripts Central leadership and team provides a platform for volunteers and also equip graduate interns like me to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively disseminate relevant public health knowledge, to create awareness about healthy-living, to develop disease prevention and immunization programs that cater to all ages in the communities it chooses to serve.
A case in the type of my involvement as a Pharmacist and Graduate Intern is the PAVE (Providing Access to Vaccine for Everyone) initiative. I am proud to be a part of the initiative that boasts of continued success in closing the immunization gap for school-age children by providing access to vaccine via a centralized & partnership-based immunization program. The initiative or centralized immunization program is designed to eliminate barriers in enrolling children promptly, by providing access to vaccines needed for school entrance to the uninsured population in Virginia. The initiative recognizes that timely enrollment into school systems provides the much needed educational support to students and their families and also recognizes that poor academic outcomes are often linked to poor health status.
On the overall, NSC epitomizes an organization that is favorably positioned to provide solutions to the escalating and unproductive health care burden on the economy and offers a broader horizon in alleviating health inequalities because of the varying resources and their involvement in various structural and social conditions needed for good health.

Thanks NSC!

Lawal Mumuney

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The presentation in “Educate Before You Medicate” offered at the 2018 FCPS Mental Health And Wellness Conference was extremely informative and enlightening. I always ask myself why medicine label instructions tell you to specifically use the measuring device that comes with the medicine. In this session I learned how important it is to use that measuring device as well as the repercussions of doing otherwise. I hope to see more presentations like this in the near future. I would definitely like to attend and recommend them.

-Lynnette Morales

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NOVA Scripts Central is by far one of the most involved nonprofit I have ever came across. Every member of their team genuinely care about their patients, they do their best to teach our community. I am excited to see more of them and to see them expand their services to many more low-profit families in Northern Virginia.

Jessica L.7

Donor

Rating: 5

This is such a unique organization! I have never seen one organization do so much. They give back to their community by educating people on different health topics such as diabetes, mental health, healthy eating, and how to shop on a budget. Plus their main mission is to help the less fortunate by making sure they have their life saving medications! To fill for the uninsured is a huge step; I wish there were more organizations out there that did this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a very successful experience working as a student intern at NOVA ScriptsCentral this past summer. Not only did I learn so much about this pharmacy, but I was able to connect with the most amazing co-workers there that were like mentors to me. As an intern, I helped create slideshows about various topics (such as diabetes, food portions and much more) for outreach presentations in the community. I was involved with educating the community and helping on the pharmacy side of NOVA ScriptsCentral. I was able to help with pulling medications, shipping, attending immunization clinics and logging in expired medications on excel. This experience at NOVA ScriptsCentral was very helpful to me in my path to pursuing a career in the medical/healthcare field. I know that in the future I will definitely be volunteering at this amazing nonprofit organization!