Virginia

VA at a Glance

Launched in February 2012, We Work for Health Virginia is comprised of nearly 25 organizations including the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia BIO, the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Virginia, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Medical Society of Virginia, the MS Society, the Lupus Foundation of America, Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Rx Partnership, the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, and the Arthritis Foundation.  

Our chairs include Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Gallagher, CEO of VABIO, former Senator Edd Houck and Mark Herzog, Vice President, kaleo. 

Coalition members have recently met with Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, and Congressmen Brat, Goodlatte and Griffith. We have hosted events with Governor Terry McAuliffe and Governor McDonnell, and have highlighted the economic impact of the 3,400 clinical trials that have taken place in Virginia since 1999.  These clinical trials have helped to fight the 6 most chronic diseases facing Virginians: cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and mental illness.

vendor maps

Our vendor and supplier mapping project illustrates the biopharmaceutical industry's investment in our state economies and in the health of the patients we serve.

  • relationships 2,453 vendor relationships
  • spending $561,087,833 vendor spending
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Partner Spotlight
Kaléo Pharma

Headquartered in Richmond, Kaléo is a new type of pharmaceutical company, dedicated to building innovative solutions for serious and life-threatening medical conditions. Founded by twin brothers who won an inventors’ grant while at the University of Virginia, the company is expanding their Richmond headquarters.

Kaléo is a new type of pharmaceutical company, dedicated to building innovative solutions for serious and life-threatening medical conditions. We believe you are the expert on how your medical condition impacts your life and so we bring you into the product development process. Each kaléo product combines an established drug with an innovative delivery platform with the goal of achieving superiority over the current standard of care and cost effectiveness.

Learn more at kaléopharma.com.

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Patient Services, Inc.

Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is the "ground breaking" 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization of its kind. Over two decades ago, we recognized the importance of providing a "safety net" for patients with chronic illnesses who were struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and copayments. Since 1989 we have led the charge to provide much needed patient assistance, soliciting donations to fund thousands of patients and their families in a myriad of disease areas.

PSI is a national non-profit organization whose caring staff is committed to supporting people with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions through locating solutions with health insurance and assisting with premiums and prescription copayments to facilitate positive health and well-being.

To learn more, please visit: http://patientservicesinc.org/

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Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

As Hispanics will soon reach 25% of the national population, the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents and connects the growing Hispanic community in the Commonwealth. VAHCC works to create, promote, and enhance business opportunities for its members.

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Rx Partnership

Rx Partnership is a public/private partnership which exists to increase access to medication for Virginia’s vulnerable populations and serve as a resource to the organizations that support these populations. Rx Partnership receives donated bulk medications from seven pharmaceutical companies and arranges for their distribution to 22 Affiliate free clinics and community health centers across the Commonwealth.

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Lupus Foundation DC/MD/VA
Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter

The Lupus Foundation of America – DC/MD/VA Chapter is dedicated to supporting the local lupus community and increasing awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public.

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Vendor Spotlight
Kaléo Pharma

Headquartered in Richmond, Kaléo is a new type of pharmaceutical company, dedicated to building innovative solutions for serious and life-threatening medical conditions. Founded by twin brothers who won an inventors’ grant while at the University of Virginia, the company is expanding their Richmond headquarters.

Kaléo is a new type of pharmaceutical company, dedicated to building innovative solutions for serious and life-threatening medical conditions. We believe you are the expert on how your medical condition impacts your life and so we bring you into the product development process. Each kaléo product combines an established drug with an innovative delivery platform with the goal of achieving superiority over the current standard of care and cost effectiveness.

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