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Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, Albany, NY

CVS Health provided a $5, 000 grant to the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) to support increased access to health care services for underserved populations in Albany, NY. IPH has a Health and Wellness Program thatprovides a safe, confidential place for clients to receive a variety of services, including answers to medical questions and assistance with medical referrals. The program provides quick access to nursing staff for homeless or low-income individuals experiencing urgent, but non-emergency health conditions. Through grant support, IPH is also able to assist clients in obtaining insurance and navigating other health care issues.

Health Care Center for the Homeless, Orlando, FL

Health Care Center for the Homeless serves homeless and low-income housed but uninsured residents of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties in Central Florida by offering primary, medical, dental and behavioral health services. Through a $5, 000 grant from CVS Health, the Center is providing access to primary health care services for patients affected by chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension, and have no form of health coverage. The clinic uses a Chronic Care Model, which educates and empowers patients who suffer with chronic illnesses to manage their health and help lower health care costs.

Preventive Medicine Institute, Dallas, TX

CVS Health has provided a $10, 000 grant to the Preventive Medicine Institute (PMI) – a non-profit wellness screening program designed to identify the risks of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease in African American and Hispanic communities throughout the Dallas area. Specifically, the team conducts regular screening events through churches and community centers to monitor blood pressure, Body Mass Index, blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Through this grant, PMI is able to provide these screenings for 350 patients and expand their services to include screening for tobacco users and support those patients who want to quit by referring them to state and local smoking cessation services.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

CVS Health is supporting Phoenix Children's Hospital’s Breathmobile – a mobile asthma clinic containing exam rooms and medical equipment – with a $10, 000 grant. The Breathmobile travels to 19 inner-city schools in Phoenix throughout the year to support underserved children who are living with asthma, the number one cause of school absence and emergency room visits. The asthma clinic provides asthma diagnosis, patient and family education, treatment and follow-up at no cost to children and families. Thanks to the grant, the clinic will also be able to provide resources to parents related to smoking cessation since second-hand smoke is one of the greatest factors contributing to asthma in children who live with a smoker. The Breathmobile has seen great success through their clinic and has seen a 40 percent drop in missed school days due to asthma-related problems, a greater than 70 percent drop in emergency room visits, and a greater than 73 percent drop in asthma-related hospital stays among Breathmobile patients.

La Rabida, Chicago, IL

La Rabida – a hospital that treats young people with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and those who have suffered abuse and trauma in the Chicago area – received a $5, 000 grant from CVS Health to support services provided by the Chicago Children's Diabetes Center (CCDC), an American Diabetes Association-recognized program. Through the program, which focuses on diabetes management and in-patient and family education, La Rabida provides specialty care to approximately 800 children each year. CCDC experts make education the hallmark of the program by offering patient and caregiver training, as well as courses for school nurses and Chicago Public School employees. La Rabida uses the latest in diabetes care technology and provides structured education when children are initially diagnosed. The CCDC also offers follow-up education at each office visit to help the child and parents apply what they’ve learned.

Live Well San Diego, San Diego, CA

CVS Health has made a $75, 000 commitment to support Live Well San Diego, the city’s recently launched county-wide municipal health and wellness initiative. The program is designed to bring together companies, non-profits and government agencies fostering collaboration and health care innovation to improve the health, safety and overall well-being of its 3.2 million residents. The grant is being used to provide smoking cessation services for the 72 percent of people in the behavioral health system in San Diego that are tobacco users through the American Lung Association in California (ALA). Through this collaboration, the ALA is providing tobacco cessation training for County of San Diego behavioral health and alcohol/drug treatment providers as well as nicotine replacement therapies and carbon monoxide monitors to assess the client’s progress. The goal is to help 1, 750 smokers in San Diego in their effort to quit and stay quit.

The Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, New Haven, CT

CVS Health is supporting The Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs “BE SMART DON’T START” community initiative with a $30, 000 grant. This new program, which focuses on teen tobacco use and prevention, aligns with our commitment to help people lead tobacco-free lives. The centerpiece of the initiative is a new tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention curriculum, which focuses on the dangers of traditional tobacco use, as well as the utilization of e-cigarettes, which continues to grow among youth. The program includes community forums, which are open to club members and their families across 16 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Connecticut.

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