CVS Health names more U.S. cities for HealthHUB expansion

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CVS Health today announced plans to bring its new HealthHUB® store format to more U.S. markets in the first half of 2020 as part of a nationwide expansion. The HealthHUB format will come to select CVS Pharmacy locations in the following cities and states: Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

The company also said it plans to add HealthHUB locations in other major metropolitan markets in Florida, and deploy a limited expansion in Hartford, New York City and Washington D.C., also in the first half of next year.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing HealthHUBs to more regions and zip codes,” said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President of CVS Pharmacy. “Our customers tell us they want local access to convenient, personalized and integrated health care support and services. HealthHUB delivers on that ask and we can’t wait for customers in these communities to benefit from a better health care experience.”

In June, and as part of the company’s accelerated growth strategy, CVS Health announced plans to open approximately 50 additional HealthHUB locations in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Tampa this year, with up to 1,500 HealthHUB locations planned to be operating by the end of 2021.

“Our customers tell us they want local access to convenient, personalized and integrated health care support and services,” said Kevin Hourican, President of CVS Pharmacy. “HealthHUB delivers on that ask and we can’t wait for customers in these communities to benefit from a better health care experience.”

Representing a major transformational initiative resulting from the combination of CVS Health and Aetna, HealthHUB is a first-of-its-kind community-based store concept focused on helping customers get well — and stay well — by offering a broader range of healthcare services, wellness products and services, trusted advice and personalized care, all with the ease of walking right into a local CVS Pharmacy.

CVS Health says its expansion plans are predicated on the performance of its 3 HealthHUB pilot stores in Houston, Texas. Early results show pilot stores exceeding initial business projections as measured by increases in front store sales, MinuteClinic visits per day and prescriptions dispensed. Importantly, overall customer satisfaction with pharmacy and front store are also meaningfully higher in HealthHUB locations than the rest of the company’s retail network.

Added Hourican, “Our customers love the new format. And by creating a unique health care experience that meets consumers where they are and helps them achieve their best health at a lower cost, we’ve set the stage for our company to compete and win in an industry that is rapidly transforming.”

To learn more about the products and services available through our new store format, visit our HealthHUB website.

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Four Colleges and Universities Receive Grants to Pursue 100% Tobacco-Free Campuses in Massachusetts

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Grants from the CVS Health Foundation and Truth Initiative will support efforts to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has provided a total of $79,566 in grants through the CVS Health Foundation to four colleges and universities in Massachusetts to advocate for, adopt, and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes. The four schools include Roxbury Community College, Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley and the Urban College of Boston.

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The new recipients are part of a more than $1.4 million grant pool to 82 schools across the country. Delivered in partnership with the American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative, the grants build upon the three organizations' combined commitment to helping deliver a tobacco-free generation.

The funding announced today will help accelerate and expand the number of campuses across the country that prohibit smoking, e-cigarette, and other tobacco product use. While conventional cigarette smoking among high school students has fallen by almost 50 percent since 2011, e-cigarette use has surged over the last year, especially among young people there are 2.8 million young adults aged 18-24 who are current e-cigarette users. The spread of e-cigarettes risks a reversal of the progress made in reducing smoking over the last two decades given that young people who vape are four times more likely to begin smoking cigarettes in the future.

"A critical goal in building healthier communities across the country is reducing tobacco-use, which remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in this country," said Eileen Howard Boone, President of the CVS Health Foundation. "By helping more colleges and universities explore and execute on tobacco-free policies, we're able to positively influence the number of new college-age smokers and get one step closer to our goal of seeing the first tobacco-free generation."

The grants are part of Be The First, CVS Health's five-year, $50 million initiative to deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation, which is a major program within the company's new $100 million Building Healthier Communities initiative. While the number of U.S. colleges and universities that are smoke- or tobacco-free has doubled since 2012, approximately half of the nearly 5,000 schools across the country still have no comprehensive policy in place.

With the CVS Health Foundation's support, the American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative programs help students, faculty and staff develop and execute strategies that are customized to meet the unique needs of each campus and move the schools toward a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free environment. Together, the organizations have provided financial and technical support to more than 200 colleges and universities since 2016, helping to clear the air for more than one million students.

"While the teen smoking rate has fallen to an all-time low of 4.6 percent, the rapid rise in e-cigarette use threatens to erase this progress given youth who vape are four times more likely to progress to smoking deadly cigarettes," said Robin Koval, CEO and President of Truth Initiative. "Over the years, we've had great success in working with colleges to go smoke- and tobacco-free. They now play a critical role in also addressing the e-cigarette epidemic as vaping becomes even more prevalent on campuses across the U.S. Together with our partners, we look forward to empowering as many colleges and universities as possible with the information and resources they need to end all tobacco use for good."

"Cigarettes cause more than 480,000 U.S. deaths annually and are responsible for nearly 29 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S.," said Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society. "College is a time when young adults are susceptible to developing or perpetuating an addiction to nicotine and tobacco. This partnership continues to enable us to help reduce tobacco use among college students and therefore reduce the number of people impacted by tobacco-related diseases."

To see the full list of colleges supported by these grants and for more information on the grant application process, please visit http://www.cvshealth.com/smartcampusesquit.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is the nation's premier health innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Whether in one of its pharmacies or through its health services and plans, CVS Health is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. CVS Health is community-based and locally focused, engaging consumers with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has more than 9,800 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 93 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. CVS Health also serves an estimated 39 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including a rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offering. This innovative health care model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

About the CVS Health Foundation

The CVS Health Foundation is a private charitable organization created by CVS Health that works to build healthier communities, enabling people of all ages to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation provides strategic investments to nonprofit partners throughout the U.S. who help increase community-based access to health care for underserved populations, create innovative approaches to chronic disease management and provide tobacco cessation and youth prevention programming. We also invest in scholarship programs that open the pathways to careers in pharmacy to support the academic aspirations of the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our philanthropy also extends to supporting our colleagues' spirit of volunteerism through Volunteer Challenge grants to nonprofits where they donate their time and fundraising efforts. To learn more about the CVS Health Foundation and its giving, visit www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

About Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative is a national public health organization that is inspiring tobacco-free lives and building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. The truth about tobacco and the tobacco industry are at the heart of our proven-effective and nationally recognized truth public-education campaign, our rigorous and scientific research and policy studies, and our innovative community and youth engagement programs supporting populations at high risk of using tobacco. The Washington, D.C.,-based organization, formerly known as Legacy, was established and funded through the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry. To learn more about how Truth Initiative speaks, seeks and spreads the truth about tobacco, visit truthinitiative.org.

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CVS Health Offering Free Wellness Screenings in 11 Markets Across U.S

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Annual Project Health events at CVS Pharmacy locations help address access, affordability and quality care in underserved communities

Project Health has delivered more than $122 million worth of free health services since 2006

WOONSOCKET, Sept. 4, 2018 -- In its continuing commitment to improve access to affordable health care for all Americans, CVS Health [NYSE: CVS] is kicking off its annual Project Health campaign at select CVS Pharmacy locations in 11 communities across the country this Thursday, September 6, with free health and wellness screenings. A total of 528 Project Health events will take place locally over the next four months in multicultural communities with a large number of uninsured or underinsured Americans.

Project Health offers an array of free comprehensive health assessment screenings, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and total cholesterol screenings, which can help detect risk for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

“Project Health is part of CVS Health's commitment to improving access to quality care by identifying health concerns and risk factors for participants who may not have otherwise sought preventative care," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. “Chronic conditions, which can often be life-threatening, can be treated very effectively when identified early at screenings such as Project Health, and can help to improve a patient’s health and well-being.”

Today, one in two Americans has at least one chronic illness with 85 percent of our health care dollars spent each year caring for patients with these diseases. According to a national survey by Morning Consult on behalf of CVS Health, 60 percent of respondents view costs as a barrier to being as healthy as they would like to be. “Preventative screenings also help to reduce costs for both the patient and the overall health care delivery system,” added Brennan.

Project Health events, which will be held on Thursday – Sunday in rotating stores across Atlanta, Boston/Rhode Island, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. from September 6 through December 16, are open to everyone and do not require an appointment.

Once screened, patients have access to on-site consultations with bilingual nurse practitioners or physician assistants who will analyze results and refer patients who require additional medical care and follow up to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities nearby or to their primary care physician.

Since it was established in 2006, Project Health has delivered more than $122 million in free health care services to more than 930,000 people across the country. For a full calendar of Project Health events, visit www.cvs.com/projecthealth (in Spanish: www.cvs.com/proyectosalud).

To view and download Project Health multimedia assets, including executive sound bites, photos and broll, visit: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8389951-cvs-health-free-wellness-screenings/.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,800 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 94 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic at the Community Level

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic at the Community Level
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With a presence in nearly 10,000 communities across the United States, CVS Health recognizes the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic at the local level, with local solutions.

That’s why, among the many ways CVS Health is working to mitigate the epidemic, we have committed funding to organizations across the country to support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

Supporting Community Health Centers Nationwide

In September 2017, CVS Health announced an enterprise-wide, multi-pronged approach to help find solutions to the national opioid abuse epidemic. Those efforts included the nationwide expansion of our drug disposal collection program, an increase in the availability of naloxone without a prescription and the enhancement of our pain medication utilization management program to ensure prescription opioids are used properly.

Also included was a $2-million commitment by the CVS Health Foundation, to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), to increase access to medication-assisted treatment and other recovery services at community health centers around the country. To-date, we have funded more than 20 community health centers through this program.

Among the recipients of that grant support were:

  • Total Health Care in Baltimore, a community health center dedicated to supporting opioid addiction recovery was awarded $85,000 to develop and implement a trauma informed care model which will increase participation in its substance abuse treatment program.

  • The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, received $80,000 to develop a protocol to train their team on the screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approach to addiction. SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent misuse and abuse of alcohol and drugs.

  • Four California community health centers received a total of $330,000 to increase access to opioid addiction treatment and recovery services.

Expanding Community-Level Support

In addition, CVS Health has awarded grants to several other non-profit organizations nationwide that are tackling this public health challenge.

These grant recipients include:

  • Three New Hampshire non-profit organizations received $60,000 in grants to address and prevent opioid abuse.

  • New Jersey-based Morris Country Prevention Is Key was given funding from CVS Health to host two peer recovery specialist training cohorts. The training provided 55 specialists the opportunity to share knowledge in one-on-one, group, emergency room and correctional facility interventions, as well as become law enforcement response assistants throughout the state.

  • In Ohio, two clinics – Neighborhood Family Practice in Cleveland and Rocking Horse Children’s Health Center in Springfield – received a total of $100,000 for programs supporting patients and families struggling with substance abuse.

  • Two Arizona non-profit organizations, ICAN and El Rio Health, received a total of $115,000 from CVS Health to support their prevention and medication education programs.

  • And in CVS Health’s home community of Rhode Island, where the company’s corporate headquarters are located, opioid-related grants have been awarded to the United Way, Community Care Alliance, the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team, RI PBS, and Bradley Hospital.

CVS Health is committed to helping put an end to the national opioid abuse epidemic, in part by connecting those who are struggling with addiction with the resources they need to regain good health. In supporting community partners through grants like these, CVS Health is working to expand access to the community-level prevention, treatment and recovery programs that serve as the frontline in this crisis.

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CVS Pharmacy Pilots New CarePass Program in Boston Market

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Membership loyalty program offers enhanced benefits and value as well as access to on-demand pharmacy care

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Pharmacy,  the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS),  today announced that customers in the Greater Boston area can enroll in CarePass, a new pilot membership rewards program offering additional benefits to the company's popular ExtraCare Rewards Program. CarePass offers members a suite of in-store and online perks including free delivery on most medications and purchases, access to a 24/7 pharmacist hotline and 20% off all CVS Health brand products. Customers can join CarePass for $5 a month or $48 a year and also receive a monthly $10 CarePass promotional reward that can be used towards nearly all purchases in-store and online at CVS.com.

"We are committed to designing and testing innovative programs that meet our customers' health needs whenever, wherever and however they want," says Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. "The CarePass pilot program in Boston offers our customers an additional level of benefits and services that make it easy to save time, save money and receive access to on-demand pharmacy care."

Customers can now enroll in CarePass at more than 350 participating CVS Pharmacy locations throughout Greater Boston, or online at CVS.com/carepass.

CarePass members receive a multitude of benefits, outlined below, when they join for a $5/month month-to-month membership or the discounted annual membership fee of $48:

  • Free delivery on most prescriptions and purchases. Free 1-2 day delivery is available to CarePass members on qualifying prescription drug orders with prescriptions delivered right to members' mailboxes through USPS, making managing prescriptions less complicated and more convenient. Free 1-2 day delivery is also available for eligible purchases on CVS.com with no minimum order required.
  • Access to a 24/7 pharmacist helpline to help them save time and money while getting more access to the health care they need, whenever and wherever they need it. CarePass members can contact the helpline to speak live with a pharmacist who has secure access to their prescription history with CVS Pharmacy. The pharmacist will be able to answer questions about the customer's medications on-demand and refer them to any additional tools, resources or services that could be helpful.  
  • Special discounts on all CVS Health brand items. CarePass members enjoy a 20% discount on eligible CVS Health brand products in-store and online at CVS.com, which includes over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, and other personal care items.  The benefit is always available on the customer's ExtraCare card and ready to use in-store or at CVS.com.
  • A monthly promotional reward that can be spent on nearly anything in the store or online. As an added thank you to customers who sign up for a CarePass membership, each member will also receive a monthly $10 CarePass promotional reward that can be used on many items in-store and online at CVS.com. The CarePass promo reward is automatically added to the customer's ExtraCare card at the beginning of each monthly benefit cycle and expires at the end of the monthly benefit cycle.

To help kick-off the Boston market pilot, CVS Pharmacy will host more than 20 pop-up events featuring branded trucks and cars across the area, including at Government Center and select CVS Pharmacy locations. 

Those interested in signing up for CarePass outside of the Boston area are encouraged to stay tuned for more news in the coming months, as CVS Pharmacy evolves and expands the program based on learnings from the market pilot test.

To become a member and take advantage of CarePass benefits, members must have an active ExtraCare Rewards card. Customers who are not already ExtraCare members can sign up for both ExtraCare and CarePass by enrolling in-store or visiting CVS.com/carepass. And good news for customers – all the benefits of CarePass are in addition to the everyday savings of 2% back and other rewards that already come with being an ExtraCare member.

For more information and applicable restrictions, visit CVS.com/carepass.

About CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,800 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

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CVS Health Expands Safe Medication Disposal in Massachusetts

CVS Health Expands Safe Medication Disposal in Massachusetts
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EVP, Chief Policy & External Affairs Officer Tom Moriarty
Tom Moriarty, EVP, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel, CVS Health
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker addresses the crowd.
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Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel Tom Moriarty, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
Disposal unit in Medford, Massachusetts
Safe medication disposal unit

This month CVS Health expanded its safe medication disposal program in Medford, MA with help from the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, Secretary Marylou Sudders and Attorney General Maura Healey. The drug disposal box marked the first of 42 medication disposal units that will launch in CVS Pharmacy locations throughout Massachusetts in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic by allowing customers to drop off unwanted or unused prescription drugs safely. 

“Addiction can often start at home in our own medicine cabinets, and today we are pleased to partner with CVS Health and build on efforts to address this public health crisis across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The units give our residents more safe and reliable ways to discard unwanted medications and using them will prevent unnecessary exposure to addictive opioids for anyone in your home.”

In addition, the CVS Health Foundation announced $150,000 in grants to programs at Boston Medical Center, Mattapan Community Health Center and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, which support addiction intervention, treatment and recovery efforts. 

CVS Health will launch more than 750 medication disposal units nationwide in its pharmacies, adding to the more than 800 units that have been donated to police departments. This has resulted in the collection of more than 220,000 pounds of unwanted medication.

To find a medication disposal unit near you, visit: https://www.cvs.com/content/safer-communities-locate 

For more information about our efforts in the fight against opioid abuse, visit Our Commitment to Fight Opioid Abuse and the CVS Health Impact Dashboard. And to stay informed about the most talked-about topics in health care, register for content alerts and our bi-weekly health care newsletter.

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Tobacco-free college campuses

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Hats off to these U.S. colleges and universities who are committed to developing 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Since 2016, the CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative, have provided grants to the following schools to help them advocate for, adopt and implement policies.

Learn more about our Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative and how you can help!


Alabama

Concordia College Alabama
Lawson State Community College
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Shelton State Community College
Talladega College
University of West Alabama
Wallace Community College Selma


Alaska

Ilisagvik College
University of Alaska Anchorage


Arizona

Grand Canyon University
Pima County Community College
Mohave Community College


Arkansas

Shorter College


California

Antelope Valley College
Art Center College of Design
Bakersfield College
California State University, Chico
California State University San Marcos
Cerro Coso Community College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
Clovis Community College
College of Alameda
College of the Redwoods
Columbia College
Crafton Hills College
Cuesta College
Evergreen Valley College
Foothill College
Gavilan College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Valley College
Merritt College
Mills College
Orange Coast College
Oxnard College
Porterville College
Reedley College
Saint Mary's College of California
Santiago Canyon College
Shasta College
Stanford University
University of San Francisco
Ventura College
West Valley College
Whittier College


Colorado

Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College


Connecticut

Fairfield University
Housatonic Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College


District of Columbia

Howard University


Florida

Flagler College
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida Keys Community College
Florida Memorial University
Indian River State College
Northwest Florida State College
St. Petersburg College


Georgia

Brenau University
Morehouse College
The Interdenominational Theological Center


Hawaii

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Kaua'i Community College
University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii on behalf of Maui College


Idaho

North Idaho College


Illinois

St. Xavier University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Indiana

Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University Bloomington
Saint Mary's College


Kansas

Fort Scott Community College


Kentucky

Frontier Nursing University
Western Kentucky University


Maine

York County Community College


Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College
Baltimore City Community College
Loyola University Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland
University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Massachusetts

Bay Path University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
Roxbury Community College
Springfield College
Urban College of Boston


Michigan

Alma College
Davenport University
Ferris State University
Oakland University
University of Michigan
Walsh College
West Shore Community College


Minnesota

Gustavus Adolphus College
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Mississippi

Alcorn State University
Coahoma Community College
Hinds Community College, Utica Campus
Jackson State University
Mississippi Valley State University
Rust College
Tougaloo College
University of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi


Missouri

University of Missouri


Montana

Great Falls College – Montana State University


Nebraska

Metropolitan Community College
Western Nebraska Community College


Nevada

Truckee Meadows Community College
Western Nevada College


New Hampshire

Dartmouth College
University of New Hampshire


New Jersey

Bergen Community College
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
Rowan University
William Paterson University of New Jersey


New Mexico

San Juan College
Santa Fe Community College


New York

Dominican College
Finger Lakes Community College
Herkimer County Community College
Mercy College
Nassau Community College
Nazareth College of Rochester
North Country Community College
Onondaga Community College
St. Francis College
St. John's University
St. John Fisher College
State University of New York - Sullivan
SUNY Potsdam
University at Albany, SUNY


North Carolina

Alamance Community College
Bladen Community College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Fayetteville State University
Isothermal Community College
Lenoir-Rhyne University 
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
Piedmont Community College
Pitt Community College
Robeson Community College
Saint Augustine's University
Shaw University
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Winston Salem State University


Ohio

Blue Ash College, University of Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University
Cuyahoga Community College
Lorain County Community College
Terra State Community College
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Findlay
Wilberforce University


Oklahoma

College of Allied Health


Oregon

Oregon State University
Treasure Valley Community College


Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr College
Chatham University
Cheyney University
Community College of Allegheny County
Community College of Philadelphia
Gannon University
Lackawanna College
Lincoln University
Penn State University 
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Pittsburgh
Westmoreland County Community College


Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island


South Carolina

Allen University
Benedict College
South Carolina State University
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Wofford College


South Dakota

South Dakota State University


Tennessee

East Tennessee State University
Lane College
Meharry Medical College
Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Texas

Alvin Community College
El Paso Community College
North Lake College
Prairie View A&M University
South Texas College
Southwestern Christian College
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas Christian University
Texas College
Texas Southern University
University of Texas at Dallas


Utah

Salt Lake Community College
Southern Utah University
University of Utah Health Sciences
Weber State University


Vermont

Green Mountain College
Johnson State College
Vermont Technical College


Virginia

Hampton University
Norfolk State University
University of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Virginia Union University
Virginia University of Lynchburg


Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands


Washington

Columbia Basin College
Pierce College
Whitworth University


Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin
Marquette University
St. Norbert College
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


West Virginia

Bluefield State College
Concord University
Eastern West Virginia Community College
Shepherd University
West Virginia State University

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CVS Health Regional Learning Centers

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Attracting and retaining talented colleagues is essential as we pursue our purpose of helping people on their path to better health. Through a variety of workforce initiatives, we help to provide meaningful job training and employment opportunities to individuals from diverse backgrounds. CVS Health Regional Learning Centers are a key component to these initiatives, serving as a hub for job training and a pipeline for new talent.

We currently operate Regional Learning Centers in Boston, Cleveland, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Each houses classrooms, office space, and a full mock pharmacy that closely resembles an active CVS Pharmacy location. They are staffed by at least a full-time manager and a full-time coordinator who manage relationships with internal and external partners.

A Valuable Resource for Internal & External Partners

The success of our workforce initiatives relies upon effective collaboration with our partners, which include government agencies, community organizations, and educational institutions. Working with these partners, we create workforce development programs aimed primarily towards job seekers from populations typically underrepresented in workplaces. These programs, tailored to the specific needs of our partners and the populations they serve, incorporate education on job skills and provide exposure to work in a retail environment.

Regional Learning Centers, which host and administer workforce development programs, are vital to our workforce development partnerships. In 2017, nearly 1,800 community members participated in one of these programs. Many of these individuals transitioned to positions within CVS Pharmacy locations or leveraged their experience to obtain work elsewhere. Additionally, retention rates among CVS Health colleagues who participated in a Regional Learning Center program are higher than for other colleagues.

Current CVS Health colleagues also benefit from training delivered at Regional Learning Centers. More than 9,000 colleagues received training last year and Regional Learning Center staff work with internal partners to identify opportunities to support talent needs. 

Celebrating Diversity in Our Workplaces & Communities

Working with our partners to provide meaningful job training and employment opportunities in the communities we serve is part of our purpose to help people on their path to better health. With CVS Pharmacy locations in nearly 10,000 communities across the country, we also believe that our workforce should be representative of our large and diverse base of customers and patients. Our Regional Learning Centers play an important role in our commitment to sustaining an inclusive workplace and to the communities where we work.

Advocating for Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace

Individuals with disabilities encounter many obstacles in the workplace and in their job searches. However, CVS Health Regional Learning Centers frequently work with these individuals to help them develop valuable job skills and to find meaningful employment. For their efforts, the New York City Regional Learning Center team was recently recognized with an Americans with Disabilities Act Sapolin Award presented by the New York City Office of the Mayor of New York City.

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Batting Clinic is a Home Run for Local Children

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Clinic participants pose for photos in front of the Green Monster.
Clinic participants pose for photos in front of the Green Monster.
Red Sox Batting Coaches Tim Hyers and Andy Barkett ran this year’s clinics.
Red Sox Batting Coaches Tim Hyers and Andy Barkett ran this year’s clinics.
Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster also made an appearance at this year’s clinics.
Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster also made an appearance at this year’s clinics.

Stepping up to bat in iconic Fenway Park would be a dream come true for any Boston Red Sox fan. For nearly two-hundred children that dream became a reality this summer at CVS Health Batting Clinic. 

For 14 seasons, CVS Health, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, has held camps throughout the summer that bring youth baseball teams from across New England to Fenway for a full day of events, including batting practice with team coaches. The program reflects CVS Health’s commitment to supporting children of all abilities as well as healthy initiatives for our community.

This summer, 180 children, who all play in either the Little League Challenger Division® or Miracle League, attended nine separate clinics. Each group worked one-on-one with Boston Red Sox Hitting Coach Tim Hyers and Assistant Hitting Coach Andy Barkett before taking to the field for batting practice, followed by photos in front of the Green Monster and lunch in the Red Sox dugout. 

The day’s activities also included a visit from Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster, a VIP tour of Fenway Park, early entry to the Red Sox batting practice and tickets to that evening’s game in the CVS Pharmacy Family section.

The Little League Challenger Division® was founded in 1989, and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. The division accommodates players ages 4 to 18; or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school. 

The Miracle League of Massachusetts is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that gives children with disabilities a chance to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league at no cost to their family.

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2016 NACHC recipients

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The 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.

California

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc. (Oakland, CA)

LifeLong Medical Care (Berkeley, CA)

Salud Para la Gente (Watsonville, CA)

St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Connecticut

Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation (New Haven, CT)

Massachusetts

Charles River Community Health (Allston, MA)

Michigan

Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc. (Hillman, MI)

New York

Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation (Rochester, NY)

Washington, D.C.

Whitman Walker Clinic, Inc.

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