PAF Launches Emergency Relief Fund to Provide Direct Financial Support to Families Affected by Amino Acid Formula Shortages

Creation of a new emergency fund for pediatric amino acid formulas

HAMPTON, Virginia., July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national nonprofit organization that provides case management services and financial assistance to patients with chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening illnesses, today launched a news Pediatric Amino Acid Formula Emergency Relief Fund designed to bring relief to families affected by the shortage of amino acid formulas. This fund was created for patients using amino acid formulas, providing direct financial assistance for expenses related to a hospitalization or emergency room visit of a child who is dependent on these formulas for nutrition but who cannot access it consistently due to scarcity. The fund will be available to families who meet the eligibility criteria, regardless of income, subject to verification by a medical professional.

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“We recognize the worry, stress and unforeseen costs that affect parents with children who need special preparation due to severe allergies and other health conditions. And we are committed to alleviating some of their burden through the urgent provision of financial assistance through this new fund,” said Alan BalchPhD, Managing Director, Patient Advocate Foundation.

Additional program details are provided below, and full information can be found on the website at https://www.patientadvocate.org/formulaemergencyassistancefund/.

Emergency Relief Fund for Pediatric Amino Acid Formulas:

To be eligible, the patient must:

Grant funds can be used for expenses such as:

Requesting help is simple and can be done online at https://www.patientadvocate.org/formulaemergencyassistancefund/ or by calling our program specialists at 1-855-949-3915. Pediatric Amino Acid Formula Emergency Relief Fund scholarships are limited to one per patient and are on a first-come, first-served basis while funding is available.

The fund is made possible through the support of Abbott.

Contact: Caitlin Donovan202-465-5113, [email protected]

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