We are very proud to have recently been awarded an “Innovations in Community Health” grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The $50,000 grant is part of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s commitment to help support community health and expand access to quality health care.
Those funds will help us develop a diabetes care coordination pilot program with a dedicated clinical care team at our Mesa and Surprise sites that includes nurses, behavioral health specialists and care coordinators to bridge the gap between patients, primary care providers and specialty care to promote sustainable healthcare results for patients living with diabetes.
Over the past two years the “Innovations in Community Health” grants, which total more than $2 million, have been awarded to community health centers nationwide to support the development of innovative, community-based programs and initiatives that focus on the treatment and management of chronic illnesses, specifically heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and asthma.
“Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and we are honored to receive an ‘Innovations in Community Health’ grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to help us produce better health outcomes for our patients” said Avein Saaty-Tafoya, CEO of Adelante Healthcare. “This support helps us continue our mission to build a healthier community here in the Valley.”
The “Innovations in Community Health” grants are part of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s $5 million commitment to expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with NACHC, the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and the School-Based Health Alliance.