CVS Dispenses $1 Million In Grants For Chronic Disease


From PR Newswire

The CVS Health Foundation has announced more than $1 million in grants to 33 Free and Charitable Clinics as part of a multi-year grant program with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC). Over the past four years, the Foundation has donated nearly $5 million to NAFC to increase access to quality care and support the management of chronic disease.

“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health in the communities where we live and work,” said Eileen Howard Boone, president of the CVS Health Foundation. “Our support for the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics has yielded significant results over the past four years that demonstrate how increased access to quality care and innovative approaches to chronic disease management can affect the lives of the most vulnerable Americans.”

New results released today by the CVS Health Foundation demonstrate how the support of previous grant recipients is making a meaningful impact on their goals of improving care coordination, managing chronic conditions and increasing access to care. Critical results from the past year include:

SLO Noor Foundation (San Luis Obispo, CA) offered one extra day of services per week, providing care to an additional 241 patients that would otherwise not have been able to receive such necessary care in 2016.

Through their smoking cessation classes, 70% of participants at the Miami Rescue Mission (Miami, FL) reported either quitting or significantly cutting back the use of tobacco.

Good News Clinics (Gainesville, GA) recruited 22 additional physicians to expand availability of services for Health Access patients – surpassing their goal of 10 and thereby lessening the wait time for patients requiring specialty care.

“The NAFC is extremely grateful for the support our members receive from the CVS Health Foundation and their recognition of the life saving work Free and Charitable Clinics provide to the medically underserved throughout this country,” said Nicole Lamoureux, NAFC CEO. “Their unwavering commitment and investment over the years has allowed our Free and Charitable Clinics to expand health care access, coordinate health care efforts and build healthier communities.”

As the need for access to affordable care and improved health outcomes continue to weigh on the U.S. health care system, the CVS Health Foundation will be providing grants, ranging from $20,000 to $35,000, this year to the following NAFC recipients in support of chronic disease management and prevention for diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and asthma, improved care coordination and increased access to care programs:

Arlington Free Clinic (Arlington, VA) – $35,000

Cape Volunteers in Medicine, Inc. (Cape May Court House, NJ) – $30,000

Catherine’s Health Center (Grand Rapids, MI) – $35,000

Center for Family Health & Education, Inc. (Panorama City, CA) – $35,000

Clearwater Free Clinic, Inc. (Clearwater, FL) – $35,000

Community Care Clinic (Boone, NC) – $35,000

Community Care Clinic of Rowan County (Salisbury, NC) – $20,000

Community Health Center of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) – $30,000

CommunityHealth (Chicago, IL) – $35,000

Cornerstone Assistance Network (Fort Worth, TX) – $35,000

Free Clinic of Central Virginia  (Lynchburg, VA) – $35,000

Free Clinic of Meridian, Inc. (Meridian, MS) – $35,000

Good News Clinics (Gainesville, GA) – $35,000

Health Brigade (Richmond, VA) – $35,000

Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center (Columbus, OH) – $35,000

Hope Health Clinic (La Grange, KY) – $35,000

Johnstown Free Medical Clinic (Johnstown, PA) – $25,000

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (Huntersville, NC) – $35,000

Malta House of Care, Inc. (Hartford, CT) – $35,000

Martin Luther King Health Center & Pharmacy (Shreveport, LA) – $30,000

Northern Neck – Middlesex Free Health Clinic (Kilmarnock, VA) $35,000

NovaScripts Central, Inc. (Falls Church, VA) – $35,000

Ohio Association of Free Clinics (Columbus, OH) – $35,000

People’s Health Clinic (Park City, UT) – $20,000

Shelter Health Services (Charlotte, NC) – $25,000

St. Martin’s Healthcare, Inc. (Garrett, IN) – $35,000

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy (Cincinnati, OH) $35,000

St. Vincent de Paul Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic (Phoenix, AZ) – $35,000

The Free Medical Clinic, Inc. (Columbia, SC) – $25,000

The Night Ministry (Chicago, IL) – $35,000

The Olympia Free Clinic (Olympia, WA) – $20,000

TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries (Tomball, TX) – $35,000

Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga, Inc. (Chattanooga, TN) – $35,000