Access to Health CareAs the health care landscape continues to change, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is committed to funding programs that provide communities greater access to health care and medical services. Grants totaling more than $680,000 will support a wide range of services from wellness programs for military veterans to breast screenings for underserved woman. The California Schools Health Centers Association will use its grant to open three school-based health centers which will serve thousands of students in low-income communities in the Oakland area.Coordinated CareOf the $2.1 million, more than $285,000 will support programs that are implementing coordinated care for children with disabilities. By combining all medical and treatment services into one comprehensive plan, coordinated care can be highly effective, yet expensive. The May Institute was awarded a grant by the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to expand access to effective treatment of autism for children in military families and to improve the coordination of their care.
- Nearly $600,000 in support of national partnerships with Easter Seals, VSA and Boundless Playgrounds that are focused on making a positive impact in the lives of children with disabilities.
- More than $550,000 to Pharmacy Schools for scholarship programs to support talented students.
- $475,000 to provide college scholarships to children of CVS Caremark colleagues.
- $150,000 in support of the CVS Caremark Volunteer Challenge Grant program which allows colleagues to apply for a grant on behalf of a non-profit organization they volunteer with.
- $130,000 to help aid disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Isaac, Tropical Storm Debby and Mid-Atlantic floods.
- $100,000 to the United Way of Rhode Island to support the BrightStars initiative which helps to give families in Rhode Island access quality child care, early learning and school-age programs.