CVS Caremark CSR: Health in Action

CVS Caremark CSR: Health in Action

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:05pm

CAMPAIGN: Health in Action

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The role of health care in the United States is evolving at breakneck speed. More Americans are becoming insured, the baby boomer population is rapidly aging, and there is a steady rise in the prevalence of chronic disease. While demand for health care services is increasing, the number of family practice physicians is decreasing, and our nation may not be producing as many qualified health care workers as we will ultimately need.

At CVS Caremark, we see these changes as both challenges and opportunities. As the United States’ largest pharmacy innovation company, we touch the lives of millions of patients and, in turn, have a unique perspective and opportunity to help people with their health care needs.

Our Prescription for a Better World reflects our commitment to deliver on our purpose, and our focus on Health in Action centers on improving patient outcomes and providing quality, affordable and accessible health care to the people and communities we serve. We strive to deliver on these priorities by continuously improving our services and product offerings and by leveraging our integrated business model – including more than 7,600 retail pharmacies, more than 800 MinuteClinic locations and pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services – to help people on their path to better health. 


Improving Health Outcomes

  • Patient and customer safety
  • Chronic disease and aging population
  • Medication adherence

Building Healthier Communities

  • Access and affordability of care
  • Prescription drug abuse

More in CVS Caremark's 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report