CVS Health Awards $2.5 Million for Health Initiatives in Ohio

CVS Health Awards $2.5 Million for Health Initiatives in Ohio

CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation have announced grants totaling $2.5 million in support of efforts to improve the health and wellness of Ohioans.

Grants were awarded to organizations working to address prescription opioid abuse and misuse, expand access to health care for underinsured and uninsured populations, and help people stop smoking. Recipients include the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, which was awarded $1.5 million over three years to strengthen the capacity of more than sixty free clinics across the state and support programming that addresses chronic disease management and social determinants of health; Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, which will receive $100,000 to provide immersive community-based care for veterans, including mental health and addiction recovery services; and the American Lung Association, which was awarded $500,000 to provide tobacco cessation services to more than a quarter of a million Ohio Managed Medicaid plan members.

"We can help improve the health outcomes of our communities by strengthening our local support and empowering local organizations that are developing innovative solutions," said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, at CVS Health. "The organizations we are working with are truly dedicated to addressing the key public health issues in the state of Ohio and can help people on their path to better health."