Access to Alzheimer’s Education and Diagnosis Programs Increased Due to Grant Funding

Monday, December 18, 2017

Last Thursday, it was announced that a grant of $550,000 was to be provided by the CVS Health Foundation to the Alzheimer’s Association. The money was given to support a new program that was created to help clinicians with the diagnosis and assessment of disease, while simultaneously educating them on the available care and support programs for families after they have received a diagnosis. Since 2016, the CVS health foundation has donated more than $1 million to the Alzheimer’s association. This current grant is to be allocated between six chapters of the Alzheimer’s association, which have all seen great progression  towards their goal of health care provider partnership, since The CVS health foundation’s involvement. Their goal is to improve health care provider’s ability to diagnose, detect and care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease. They plan to achieve this goal through three major points, which include; Broadening physician knowledge on Alzheimer's disease research, diagnosis, and therapeutics, Increasing Patient Referrals for Support Services, and Expanding the capacity of each local chapter.

SOURCE: Newswire, December 14th, 2017  

AUTHOR(S): CVS Health Foundation

DATE RETRIEVED:  December, 15th, 2017


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