Congressman Scott Tipton’s Legislative Director, Dustin Sherer visited our Valley-Wide Pharmacy on August 2nd to learn about our pharmacy operations and programs. It is essential that our legislators continue to support Community Health Centers like Valley-Wide. With visits like this we are able to show how 330 grant funds and 340B pharmacy savings are utilized to maintain the outstanding services that we offer. Visits like these also show value of pharmacists and the ease of access that patients have to a member of the health care team. This was evidenced by the available of Narcan/Naloxone through our pharmacy and how it has saved lives. —Dustin saw the importance of pharmacist being recognized as a provider and that given the ability to prescribe this medication would increase patient’s access to this life saving medication and save even more lives. Examples of the services that our pharmacists offer include providing low cost prescriptions for our underserved patients, anticoagulation services, and diabetes self management classes.