The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $15,000 CVS Health Community Grant for 2017. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health as part of its commitment to building healthier communities. These grants support non-profit organizations that are providing much-needed access to health care for at-risk and underserved populations. WIHA's grant supports the administration and dissemination of WIHA's Healthy Living with Diabetes program to help people throughout Wisconsin better manage their diabetes.
"We're grateful for the resources and recognition of our work in supporting people with chronic conditions - particularly those with diabetes," said Betsy Abramson, executive director of WIHA. "With the incidence of diabetes on the rise, we're committed to expanding our Healthy Living with Diabetes program which has been proven to reduce emergency department visits by 53% for people who complete the program."
"As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping peolpe 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 criitical to delivering better community health," said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health. "We're 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."