ECRM_1170x120_8-1-17

CVS Health Foundation

CVS announces $100 million community commitment following Aetna deal

CVS announces $100 million community commitment following Aetna deal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Following its completed acquisition of Aetna, CVS Health has announced a $100 million commitment to making community health and wellness central to the newly combined company’s charge for a better world. The new Building Healthier Communities initiative, which will be funded over five years through the combined company as well as the CVS Health Foundation and Aetna Foundation,

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

CVS applauds FDA restricting flavored tobacco products

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health, the nation’s first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, today announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its “Be The First” multiyear smoking cessation campaign, CVS Health plans to award $10 million this year to support youth smoking prevention and education programs and strategies nationwide. CVS said Monday that the new commitments, funded through the company and the CVS Health Foundation, are part of its

CVS Health Foundation expands support of Alzheimer’s program

CVS Health Foundation expands support of Alzheimer’s program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Health Foundation is making a $550,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association to boost its support for a new program to enhance disease diagnosis and assessment with clinicians and to educate them about care and support programs to help families. CVS said the grant, which is being shared with six local

CVS Health Foundation grants $1 million to cancer centers

CVS Health Foundation grants $1 million to cancer centers

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Health Foundation has awarded $1 million dollars in grants to eight Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) member cancer centers. CVS said Wednesday that the grants will help support new smoking cessation programs or expand current ones nationwide, which will enable each cancer institute to reach more at-risk patient populations.

CVS Health takes big steps to combat opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health unveiled a major plan that utilizes all its integrated pharmacy assets to help combat misuse and abuse of opioid painkillers. The retailer said that its enterprisewide strategy to fight the opioid epidemic includes initiatives for safe drug disposal and utilization management of pain medications, as well as increased funding for

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

CVS redoubles efforts to tackle opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Health has unveiled a sweeping plan that marshals its integrated pharmacy assets to help stem the rising tide of drug misuse and abuse, namely opioid painkillers. CVS said Thursday that its enterprisewide strategy to fight the opioid epidemic includes initiatives for safe drug disposal and utilization management of pain medications, as

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is ramping up its efforts to curb tobacco use among young Americans. The CVS Health Foundation said Tuesday that it has teamed up with American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to provide grants to help U.S. colleges and universities promote, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Along

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

NEW YORK — Retailers stepped forward to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Irma even as they continued their own recovery efforts to get stores and other facilities back into operation. Across Florida, where Irma made landfall in the continental United States last Saturday, drug chains, supermarkets and mass merchandisers shuttered stores as winds topping

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

Future pharmacists raised on quality, performance

Future pharmacists raised on quality, performance

As pharmacy care models refocus on the quality rather than the quantity of care, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and CVS Health Foundation are doing their part to prepare future pharmacists. The two organizations have ushered in the 2017-18 class of PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars. Now in year two, the program supports and recognizes pharmacy student

CVS steers more funds to tobacco-free campaign

CVS steers more funds to tobacco-free campaign

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has earmarked $10 million in new and expanded partnerships and programs for the second year of “Be The First,” its five-year, $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. CVS said Monday that the partnerships and programs — funded through CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s removal of tobacco products from its drug stores over two years ago continues to impact retail cigarette sales. A new study from the CVS Health Research Institute, published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, found that dropping tobacco from all CVS Pharmacy stores reduced the number of

CVS Health helps colleges go smoke-free

CVS Health helps colleges go smoke-free

ATLANTA — The American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation have awarded grants to 20 U.S. colleges and universities through their Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI). The $3.6 million, multiyear program aims to drive the adoption and implementation of smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies and is part of CVS Health’s “Be The First” five-year,