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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards 21 "Innovations In Community Health" Grants In Partnership With The National Association Of Community Health Centers

"Through our partnership with NACHC, we are providing much-needed funding to support affordable community-based health care models that are producing innovative programming in the area of chronic disease management," said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.  "The programs will use a variety of methods to help people manage their chronic disease and improve health outcomes – including the use of tele-medicine, nurse practitioners to monitor at-risk patients and wellness circles that bring people together who are living with and working to manage the same chronic disease."

Funding through the "Innovations in Community Health" grant program will support community health centers nationwide that are helping patients manage chronic disease, including:

  • ACCESS Community Health Center. ( New York, NY), with a program focus on hypertension outreach and prevention service workers
  • AltaMed Health Services Corp. ( Los Angeles, CA), with a program focus on diabetes and hypertension medication adherence and management
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod ( Mashpee, MA), with a program focus on diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia management
  • Dimock Community Health Center ( Roxbury, MA), with a program focus on behavioral health integration for coronary artery disease
  • Family Care Health Centers ( St. Louis, MO), with a program focus on obesity and lifestyle management
  • Health Delivery, Inc. ( Saginaw, MI), with a program focus on diabetes and hypertension management
  • HealthSource of Ohio ( Milford, OH), with a program focus on diabetes and disease management education
  • Jordan Valley Community Health Center ( Springfield, MO), with a program focus on hypertension medication therapy  
  • LifeLong Medical Care ( Berkeley, CA), with a program focus on diabetes management
  • Maple City Health Care Center ( Goshen, IN), with a program focus on diabetes management
  • North Country HealthCare ( Flagstaff, AZ), with a program focus on heart disease and diabetes hospital discharge management care
  • Open Door Health Services ( Muncie, IN), with a program focus on diabetes care coordination and telemedicine
  • Project H.O.P.E. Inc. ( Camden, NJ), with a program focus on diabetes management for homeless individuals
  • Refuah Health Center ( Spring Valley, NY), with a program focus on diabetes and hypertension care management and care coordination
  • SouthEast Lancaster Health Services ( Lancaster, PA), with a program focus on asthma and diabetes management
  • Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation ( Sauget, IL), with a program focus on hypertension health literacy and health coaches
  • Vista Community Clinic ( Vista, CA), with a program focus on diabetes management
  • Waimanalo Health Center ( Waimanalo, HI), with a program focus on diabetes and hypertension care coordination
  • Wesley Health Center ( Phoenix, AZ), with a program focus on care coordination for hypertension and diabetes
  • West Hawaii Community Health Center ( Kailua Kona, HI), with a program focus on diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia management
  • William F. Ryan Community Health Center ( New York, NY), with a program focus on diabetes, hypertension and heart disease patient navigation

For more information, please visit www.cvscaremarkfyi.com/BuildingHealthierCommunities.

About the CVS Caremark Charitable TrustThe CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site at www.investor.cvs.com, or through the Web site's press room  www.cvscaremark.com/newsroom.

About the National Association of Community Health CentersThe National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971. Its mission is to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations. For more information on the National Association of Community Health Centers, please visit http://www.nachc.com/.

PRESS CONTACTS   Joanne Dwyer, CVS Caremark(401) 770-2898 joanne.dwyer@cvscaremark.com

Eva Pereira, For CVS Caremark                                                       (781) 559-0424 eva.pereira@rfbinder.com

Amy Simmons Farber, National Association of Community Health Centers(301) 347-0400 asimmons@nachc.com

SOURCE CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

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