CVS Health Grant Supports Improving Access to Diabetes Self-Management in Underserved Communities

January 31, 2020

WIHA Receives CVS Health Grant to Make Programs More Accessible in Latinx and Tribal Communities in Wisconsin

 

The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging recently received a $20,000 grant from CVS Health, as part of its commitment to building healthier communities and reaching people in underserved communities. With support from CVS Health, WIHA will launch partnerships to improve access to WIHA’s Healthy Living with Diabetes program in Wisconsin’s Latinx and tribal communities.

According to Betsy Abramson, WIHA Executive Director, understanding what people want and need is the first priority. “We know we have a lot to learn and look to gain new perspective and insights from our partners to better understand how to make our diabetes programs more accessible to Latinx and tribal people,” says Abramson. “We’re so grateful to both our local partners and CVS Health for this investment in the health and wellness of underserved populations in Wisconsin.”

Representatives from the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) and leaders in the Latinx community in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties have already begun the work of identifying partners and strategies for engagement.

According to Saul Aguilar Juarez, Manager, Patient Care Management at ProHealth Care, reaching underserved communities is a major priority. "We know the value of WIHA's diabetes self-management programs in our community and applaud the effort to expand these programs."

 

“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health. We are proud to support organizations that increase access to quality health care because we know their efforts are critical to delivering better community health,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health. “We are pleased to support the work that WIHA does in the community and we look forward to working with them to fulfill their program’s mission.”

 

Watch for more information on project activities in the coming months.