Paterson, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village announced it has received a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC). The $35,000 grant has been awarded to The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village as part of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s commitment to help support community health and expand access to quality health care.
The grant will help The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village expand it clinic hours to meet the demands of a growing medical clinic which in 2013 realized a 55% increase in medical patient visits from the previous year. By expanding their hours, The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village will have the ability to provide patients with greater access to health care.
“The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s goal to increase access to health care and reduce overall health care costs is closely aligned with our commitment to broadening access to affordable health care, especially for underserved populations,” said Marie Reger, executive director of Eva’s Village. “We are honored to receive this grant that will help us produce better health outcomes in the Paterson community.”
The free and charitable clinic grants are part of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s $5 million commitment to supporting community health and expanding access to quality health care nation-wide through partnerships with NAFC, the School-Based Health Alliance, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
“Through our partnership with NAFC, we are providing much-needed funding to support free and charitable clinics that help ensure that thousands of people throughout the country have the opportunity to benefit from health services right in their local communities,” said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. “We are honored to recognize The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village and their work to provide access to quality health care that can create better health outcomes in the Paterson community.”
If you are a healthcare professional interested in volunteering in the clinic at Eva’s Village please reach out to Jennifer Doherty, Eva’s Volunteer Coordinator, at Jennifer.Doherty(at)evasvillage(dot)org or call 973.523.6220, ext. 248.
About The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village
The Healthcare Clinic at Eva’s Village is one of a handful of free primary care clinics in the state of New Jersey. Started in 1994 as a mobile van to administer TB tests, today the Clinic provides more than 3,500 routine acute care exams annually to the hundreds of residents in Eva’s Village shelters or recovery programs, or among the 300-400 people they feed each day in their Community Kitchen. Other clinic patients walk in from the neighborhood, and represent the truly medically needy and underserved, and no one is ever turned away. In 2011 Eva’s Village opened a new, updated and larger clinic.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's more than 7,600 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 800 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. 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. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at http://info.cvscaremark.com.
About the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.nafcclinics.org/.