LifeLong Medical Care Receives a $50,000 “Innovations in Community Health” Grant from CVS Health Foundation
Grant is part of a multi-year initiative to help people nationwide manage and prevent chronic diseases
Berkeley, CA – LifeLong Medical Care has received a $50,000 “Innovations in Community Health” grant from the CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
The grant has been awarded as part of the CVS Health Foundation’s commitment to address the need for more accessible, coordinated health care in local communities.
The “Innovations in Community Health” grant will help LifeLong Medical Care implement an organization-wide approach to panel management for adult patients with heart failure.
“Heart failure is a life-threatening chronic condition and one of the leading causes our patients are hospitalized. Closer management of patients with heart failure will improve their quality of life and hopefully keep them out of the hospital,” said Nermeen Iskander, Quality Director for LifeLong Medical Care.
Since 2012, the “Innovations in Community Health” grant program has awarded grants to community health centers nationwide that are committed to developing innovative, community-based programs and initiatives that focus on the management and prevention of chronic diseases, specifically heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
This year’s grants are part of the CVS Health Foundation’s $5 million, multi-year commitment to expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with the National Association of Community Health Centers and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics.
“Chronic diseases like hypertension and heart disease take a huge toll on health and mortality in our community,” says Marty Lynch, LifeLong Medical Care Executive Director. “LifeLong Medical Care works to improve healthy conditions in its community. This grant also helps us to improve how we care for our members when they seek medical care for chronic diseases.”
About LifeLong Medical Care: LifeLong Medical Care is an innovative, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties with 14 health centers, two Dental Centers, an Adult Day Health Center, three school-based health centers, a Supportive Housing Program, and Urgent Care services. For more information visit: www.lifelongmedical.org.