Health in Action: Our Commitment to Community Health
Our foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, has made a $5 million commitment to expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), the School-Based Health Alliance, and the second year of the "Innovations in Community Health" grant program in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Grants have been awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers and community health centers nationwide to increase access and improve health outcomes for people of all ages, across the country.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
We are partnering with NACHC and its members, for the second year, to find innovative solutions to chronic disease management through the "Innovations in Community Health" grant program. We have already awarded more than $2 million as part of our $3 million commitment to support community-based health care models in community health centers across the United States.
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)
We are partnering with the NAFC, an organization that supports the needs of free and charitable clinics nationwide, to expand capacity and provide quality care. While doctors and nurses volunteer their time and expertise at local clinics, staff and partnerships with other organizations in the community are critical for patients to achieve better health outcomes. More than $1 million in grant funding from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will help the clinics to serve people in local communities who need it most.
School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)
We know that the path to better health begins with ensuring young people have access to health care services and learn healthy habits at a young age. Through a $1 million commitment to the School-Based Health Alliance, we will help ensure that kindergarteners through high school students receive routine medical care, such as immunizations, annual physicals, eye exams, dental screenings and access to behavioral health.
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About CVS Caremark
Staying healthy isn’t easy these days. Health care costs keep rising. People are overwhelmed and confused by all the changes. They’re looking for help. They’re looking for solutions that make a difference. At CVS Caremark, we know that to make a difference, you have to do things differently. So we’re reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health.