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Help us build a future without Alzheimer’s.

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, and that number is expected to grow to 14 million by 2050.

To show our support for all who are impacted by Alzheimer’s, including those living with the disease, their families and caregivers, we’ve committed to raising $10 million over the next three years for the Alzheimer’s Association.

This November, CVS Pharmacy customers can support the Alzheimer’s Association at CVS Pharmacy by rounding up their change at checkout. 100% of all donations will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. Customers can also support the Alzheimer’s Association through the purchase of World’s Finest Chocolate through December 24. CVS Pharmacy will donate 20% of proceeds to Alzheimer’s Association, up to $100,000.

Supporting people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers is more important now than ever.  Dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk of COVID-19, and dementia caregivers may have limited access to support services.

We are also proud to serve as National Presenting Sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Together with the Alzheimer’s Association, we are inspiring our colleagues, customers, clients and patients to join the fight against this disease.

Learn more about our work to support Alzheimer’s, dementia and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at ALZ.org/CVS.

CVS Health launches ‘Transform Health 2030’ corporate social responsibility strategy with its 13th annual CSR report

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today launched its 13th annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report and unveiled Transform Health 2030, the company’s new CSR roadmap for the next decade. The report lays the groundwork for how the company will transform health in four priority areas: Healthy People, Healthy Business, Healthy Community and Healthy Planet. It outlines the ways CVS Health is simplifying the health care system, supporting the personal and professional development of colleagues, investing in community health at the local level and setting bold goals to reduce environmental impact.

“Our corporate social responsibility strategy, Transform Health 2030, reflects our commitment to bringing transformative change to health care access and delivery, while meeting and exceeding the needs of our patients, members, customers, clients, colleagues, supply chain and environment,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy and Chief Sustainability Officer for CVS Health.

This year’s report is the first that includes data of the newly combined enterprise following CVS Health’s combination with Aetna. The Transform Health 2030 roadmap was developed based on outcomes of the company’s comprehensive materiality assessment, conducted in 2019.

Each pillar of the Transform Health 2030 strategy leverages the assets, scale and expertise of CVS Health to create impact. These pillars and associated accomplishments covered in the 2019 CSR report include:

Healthy Peopledelivering on CVS Health’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health across all its touchpoints:

  • Launched more than 50 HealthHUB® locations by the end of 2019, offering a variety of services to help improve health outcomes and transform the consumer health experience at the local level, including managing chronic conditions, supporting nutritional health and providing community wellness spaces.

  • MinuteClinic became the first retail healthcare organization to receive the Pathways to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  • Expanded CarePass nationally, bringing simplified value to our customers while making it easier for them to care for themselves and their loved ones.

Healthy Businessfostering a business that creates value for CVS Health’s colleagues, shareholders, partners and supply chain:

  • Generated $5.6 billion in economic impact and created 35,000 jobs for minority and women-owned businesses through a best-in-class supplier diversity program.

  • Released Commitment to Responsible Marketing Practices, which demonstrates the company’s beliefs and aligns to its business strategy. The Commitment is brought to life through the CVS Beauty Mark, a watermark that signifies imagery advertising beauty and personal care products has not been digitally altered.

Healthy Communitydelivering significant social impact to support the health of communities across the U.S. and improve health outcomes in the communities CVS Health serves:

  • Helped address social determinants of health by delivering $6.4 million in free health care services to 70,000 participants through Project Health in 2019 and investing a total of $50 million in affordable housing.

  • Announced a new, three-year $10 million collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide care and support services for patients, families and caregivers while advancing research toward prevention and a cure.

  • Continued to invest in building the first tobacco-free generation, with CVS Health and the CVS Health and Aetna Foundations awarding more than $16 million in grants to organizations that provide tobacco-free programming for youth, educators and clinicians.

Healthy Planetrecognizing that the health of the environment is inextricably linked to human health, CVS Health is committed to doing its part as a health care leader:

  • Earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the first time and named to DJSI North America for the seventh time, recognizing CVS Health’s sustainability leadership. The company was also recognized by the global environmental non-profit CDP, earning a place on the CDP A List and recognition as a CDP Supplier Engagement Leader.

  • Removed oxybenzone and octinoxate from all store brand sunscreens in advance of laws banning these chemicals in Hawaii and Key West, Fla.

  • Removed BPS from CVS Pharmacy customer receipts to increase their recyclability, while enrolling 1.1 million customers in digital receipts in 2019 for a savings of 48 million yards of receipt paper.

CVS Health’s 2019 CSR report was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, a global framework widely used by organizations to report on CSR and sustainability performance, and is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report is available online at cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company in the world. We’re evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that’s in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings — from HealthHUB® locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions — are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we’re transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

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Erin Britt
401-770-9237
erin.britt@cvshealth.com

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Alzheimer’s Association and CVS Health Join Forces in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

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3-year corporate partnership will raise $10 million to support Alzheimer’s Association Mission, Campaign will help connect caregivers to resources and support services

CHICAGO — The Alzheimer’s Association and CVS Health announced today a three-year corporate partnership aimed at fighting Alzheimer’s disease – a disease impacting more than 5 million Americans and 16 million caregivers across the country. The partnership is launching with an in-store fundraising campaign that will provide $10 million to support Alzheimer’s Association programs, including those aimed at caregiver education, care and support, and disease research.

“I know from my own experience caring for my mother as she battled Alzheimer’s how important it is to support both the patient and the caregivers in that patient’s life,” said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. “Our partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will fund important programs to help our customers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, while also connecting them to needed resources and services that can support them.”

The in-store fundraising campaign, which launched Sunday, November 3, will run at the 9,900 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide through November 23. During these three weeks, CVS Pharmacy customers will have the opportunity to contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association at the register in CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. The in-store fundraising campaign will repeat the next two Novembers, coinciding with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

Throughout November, the Alzheimer’s Association and CVS Health will communicate with customers about tips and resources available to support family caregivers. Currently, more than 16 million family members and friends are serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers. Nearly half of all caregivers (48 percent) who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Some of the proceeds from the campaign will be used by the Alzheimer’s Association to develop a new caregiver education program for in-person and online delivery in English and Spanish.

“CVS Health is a respected leader in championing important health issues impacting society as a whole,” said Donna McCullough, Chief Development Officer, Alzheimer’s Association “Their committed support of our work will make a huge difference to millions of Americans impacted by this devastating disease.”

In conjunction with the partnership, beginning in 2020, CVS Health will also serve as a national presenting sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held annually in more than 600 communities across the country. CVS Health will also participate in the event, joining the National Walk Team Program, providing its 295,000 employees across the country an opportunity to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

“The Alzheimer’s Association is grateful for the commitment and enthusiasm CVS Health brings to the fight against Alzheimer’s,” McCullough said. “The funds raised through our partnership will bolster our efforts to support families facing Alzheimer’s and advance much needed research that will one day change the future for millions.”

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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 consumer with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has approximately 9,900 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 102 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year and expanding specialty pharmacy services. CVS health also serves an estimated 38 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offerings and a leading standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. The company believes its 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

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Alzheimer’s Association
Mike Lynch
312-335-5710
mlynch@alz.org

Alzheimer’s Association media line
312-335-4078
media@alz.org

CVS Health
Erin Shields Britt
401-770-9237
erin.britt@cvshealth.com

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Improving Alzheimer’s Awareness for those with the Disease & Providers

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Alzheimer’s disease has a significant impact on the more than 5 million Americans living with the disease and their 16 million caregivers across the country. Currently, 5.5 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to rise to 7.1 million in 2025 as the population continues to age. “2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.” Alzheimer’s Association. 2017. https://www.alz.org To ensure access to care for these individuals, the CVS Health Foundation has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to support the Diagnose, Disclose, and Direct Connect program.

Since entering the partnership in 2016, the CVS Health Foundation has committed $1.1 million to six local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association to expand efforts to educate providers on Alzheimer’s, deliver resources to individuals and families, and develop best practices for Alzheimer’s care delivery.

Educating Providers

Since launching the Diagnose, Disclose, and Direct Connect program, the Alzheimer’s Association has educated more than 7,000 health care professionals, virtually and in-person. Local chapters are hosting continuing medical education (CME) events, developing video and online CME material, building email lists, and conducting in-person outreach.

Delivering Resources to Patients

The Alzheimer’s Association provides people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers access to a variety of supportive and educational resources. These are primarily to help educate families about the disease and its management, as well as to jumpstart a discussion about long-term planning and advanced directives before further progression of Alzheimer’s.

To expand access to these resources, the Alzheimer’s Association has established a direct referral program with providers and health care systems. Local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association have continued working in their local communities to implement the direct referral program at additional provider locations. 

Developing Best Practices

At the local chapter level, Alzheimer’s Association employees and volunteers have explored a wide range of strategies to connect people with the disease and providers. As the Alzheimer’s Association implements and revises processes and procedures, lessons learned from ongoing efforts will be applied to maximize reach.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is a life-changing event. However, by ensuring providers receive up-to-date information on Alzheimer’s and giving patients tools to make informed decisions, diagnosed individuals and their caregivers can be well positioned to live their best possible lives with the disease.

04.10.18

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