WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is now the exclusive drugstore for "Partner in Healthy Living," a new initiative with the American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes. Both organizations will be focused on raising awareness and funding to help Stop Diabetes.
"We are committed to making it easier for our customers living with diabetes to find the right products and expertise to help them manage their disease," said Judy Sansone, senior vice president of front store business for CVS Pharmacy and chief merchant for CVS Health. "CVS Pharmacy is a leading health destination with expert pharmacists and an easy to navigate diabetes management section featuring a wide assortment of products from glucose monitors and testing strips to sugar-free snacks."
To support the new effort, CVS Pharmacy has launched a digital hub, www.cvs.com/diabetes-care, developed in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association that features exclusive diabetes health and nutrition content, including industry-leading research to help people on their path to better health. The digital hub will also feature the ability for consumers to donate directly to the American Diabetes Association. In addition, CVS Pharmacy will have designated retail displays in many stores featuring products and information to help people with diabetes.
"This collaboration with CVS Pharmacy will help us reach millions of Americans with valuable information to improve their health and management of their diabetes" said Jonathan Webb, vice president, Corporate Alliances of the American Diabetes Association. "We appreciate CVS Pharmacy's engagement and collaboration, both in stores and online, so that we can continue to reach the public in meaningful ways to prevent diabetes and to improve the lives of millions with diabetes."
CVS Pharmacy is encouraging customers who would like to be tested for diabetes to visit their local CVS MinuteClinic to have a diabetes screening completed. MinuteClinic, which has more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia, also offers comprehensive health condition monitoring for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
"CVS Pharmacy is committed to supporting our patients with diabetes," said Josh Flum, executive vice president, pharmacy services for CVS Health. "This partnership will help give our pharmacists the most up-to-date knowledge on diabetes, so they can be true partners for those patients managing this condition."
To help spread awareness of diabetes across its more than 7,900 stores, CVS Pharmacy will use its in-store radio channel to broadcast diabetes awareness messaging and also include call-outs in its weekly sales circulars that encourage customers to donate to help Stop Diabetes. Customers will also see weekly sales offers that feature discounts on products that help people live well with diabetes, including glucose meters and glucose dietary products.
For more information about the joint effort, or to donate to the American Diabetes Association, please visit www.cvs.com/diabetes-care. This is the newest of several partnerships CVS Pharmacy has to help patients manage their health, including partnerships with the Arthritis Foundation and the National Headache Foundation.
About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.
SOURCE CVS Pharmacy