The Asian Health Coalition has received a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Caremark as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on wellness and prevention. The support from CVS Caremark will help support health screenings for underserved Asian communities in the Chicago metropolitan area.
“The screenings are linked to health promotion programs and free A1C blood-glucose and lipids tests will be provided to low-income uninsured immigrants and refugees to promote self-awareness of heart disease and diabetes risks, and motivate them to make meaningful lifestyle changes to improve their health,” said Edwin Chandrasekar, Executive Director at the Asian Health Coalition.
“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to building healthier communities. We believe one of the keys to helping people on their path to better health is by providing wellness and prevention programs,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy & Sustainability, CVS Caremark. “We are pleased to support the work that Asian Health Coalition does in the community and we look forward to working with them in fulfilling their program’s mission.”
The Asian Health Coalition was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2013 application process. Grants were awarded to programs offered in a community or public school setting that help build healthy habits such as chronic disease management, nutrition and exercise and health screenings.
CVS Caremark Community Grants 2013 were also awarded to inclusive programs targeted at supporting wellness initiatives for children with disabilities such as physical activity and play. The goal of the CVS Caremark Community Grants Program is to help people achieve their best possible health outcomes.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company’s more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 600 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at info.cvscaremark.com.