The Healthy Communities Partnership was selected to receive the
grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2013 application
process. Grants were awarded to programs offered in a community or
public school setting that help build healthy habits such as chronic
disease management, nutrition and exercise, and health screenings.
The goal of the grant program is to help people achieve their best
possible health outcomes and is part of the company's commitment to
providing assistance to programs focused on wellness and prevention.
"Healthy Communities Partnership is addressing several needs in
the community, including the high rate of obesity in Logan County,"
said Angela Stoltzenburg, partnership manager. "In the past 10 years
the percentage of overweight or obese residents has jumped 10
percent. Unfortunately that means that diabetes and cardiovascular
disease are also increasing around the county. We are so grateful to
CVS for recognizing that our work is important and helping us
provide more nutrition education to the community."
"As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to building
healthier communities," said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice
president for corporate philanthropy and sustainability with CVS
Caremark. "We believe that one of the keys to helping people on
their path to better health is by providing wellness and prevention
programs. We are pleased to support the work that HCP does in the
community and we look forward to working with them in fulfilling
their program's mission."
CVS Caremark Community Grants 2013 were also awarded to inclusive
programs targeted at supporting wellness initiatives such as
physical activity and play for children with disabilities.
The Mom's Night Out will be at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital,
200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
and will feature healthy appetizers, a cooking demonstration and
expert speakers who will provide tips for making healthy
improvements to family lifestyles. Space is limited, and interested
participants are encouraged to call 217-605-5008 for reservations.
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The Healthy Communities Partnership is a collaborative community
organization working to improve the health and quality of life for
the community it serves. The organization is supported by the
Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation. Several task forces operate
within the partnership, addressing a variety of issues including
substance abuse prevention, advocating for a local trailway, senior
issues, creating healthy families and more. The group is comprised
of a variety organizations, agencies, businesses, churches and
private individuals. For more information about the Healthy
Communities Partnership and how you can help create a healthy Logan
County, contact 217-605-5008.
CVS Caremark, as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the
United States, is dedicated to helping people on their path to
better health. It is a market leader in mail order, retail and
specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D prescription
drug plans, operating through the company's more than 7,500
CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager, serving
more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic
system, the largest in the nation with more than 600 MinuteClinic
locations,. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched
breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve
health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its
unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with chronic
diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. For
more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for
better health, visit
[Text from file received from
Healthy Communities Partnership]