Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) announced today that it has received a $1,000 CVS Caremark Community grant for its Children’s Clinic. In the past year, the Clinic offered primary health care for children from infancy to age 18 and completed office visits, referrals, appointment calls, and case management for 8,200 children. The donation to NAM is part of the CVS Caremark Community Grants commitment to non-profit organizations.
NAM offers a variety of social services aimed at leading individuals to self-sufficiency and served over 148,000 individuals in its last fiscal year. NAM President & CEO Carole Little said: “We are truly grateful for the CVS Caremark Community Grant. This gift will help our Children’s Clinic continue to provide quality primary care for medically underserved children from birth through age eighteen.”
“CVS Caremark Community Grants are an effective way for us to contribute to the success of communities where we do business,” said Jennifer Veilleux, Director of CVS Caremark Corporation. “We are proud to support the work that NAM does in the community.”
NAM was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2009 grant application process. Grants were awarded to organizations that share a common interest with CVS Caremark of supporting programs for the uninsured, which help to make health services affordable and easy to access. The goal of the program is to provide relief for both adults and children who lack medical insurance to get the proper medical attention needed.
"Through this grant, we are assuring that more uninsured individuals in Houston receive needed care, that the care received is of high quality, and that the uninsured are served by medical providers and professionals who are dedicated to improving their lives and the lives of others," said Denny Tewell," area vice president, Texas, CVS/pharmacy.
CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions and related healthcare services in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of healthcare services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve healthcare outcomes through its approximately 6,200 CVS/pharmacy stores; its pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy division, Caremark Pharmacy Services; its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website, at http://investor.cvs.com, as well as through the pressroom portion of the Company's website, at www.cvs.com/pressroom.
NAM is a nonprofit, community-based social service agency that is supported by over 50 congregations, 18 Service Partner organizations and more than 160 businesses Community Partners.