YMCAs are partners in supporting community health. To that end, WalMart is offering two opportunities for YMCAs to offer educational and support services to their staff and members:

  1. WalMart Pharmacies can offer vaccination clinics on-site at Y facilities and camp locations.
  2. WalMart Pharmacies can help Ys play a role in curbing the opioid epidemic by offering free DisposeRx kits. These kits contain a polymer that, when mixed with water, make medications un-usable and safely disposable in household trash.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Drug Abuse, more than 65 percent of people misusing prescription opioids are getting them from family and friends, and personal prescriptions are one of the main sources of nonmedical opioid abuse. DisposeRx provides a virtually effortless way for patients to destroy leftover opioids and a way to do so without ever leaving home.

Contact Tyler Patterson at tyler.patterson@walmart.com to learn how your Y can participate in one or both of these opportunities.