CVS Health Foundation commits $550,000 to Alzheimer's education, resources

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The CVS Health Foundation has committed $550,000 to the Alzheimer's Association to support, through its local chapters across the United States, expanded provider education and diagnosis resources for people living with Alzheimer's disease and caregivers.

“With the support from the CVS Health Foundation, our local chapters can play an even stronger role in educating healthcare providers on the importance of diagnosing dementia,” Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer's Association, said in a statement. “By connecting people with the disease and their caregivers with the community resources they need, we believe patients are better positioned to live their best life with the disease.”

Alzheimer's Association chapters with provider relationships will be invited to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $100,000 to implement a one-year healthcare provider outreach and education strategy and establish or expand an automatic referral process for education and care consultations, with the goal of increasing the number of people in each chapter with access to care and support programs.

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