Grantee Spotlight: West Hawaii Community Health Center

Grantee Spotlight: West Hawaii Community Health Center

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is partnering with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and its members to find innovative solutions to chronic disease management. “Innovations in Community Health” grants, totaling more than $1 million, have been awarded to 21 community health centers to support the development of programs that focus on the treatment and management of chronic illnesses. Community health centers provide affordable health care services to more than 22 million patients at more than 9,000 locations across the country.

The West Hawaii Community Health Center and CVS Caremark share in the belief that care coordination is the key to achieving better health outcomes, especially among patients living with chronic disease. The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) are proud to provide an “Innovations in Community Health” grant to the WHCHC to further enhance their coordination of care efforts. Through the grant, the WHWCH will be able to extend care from the Center’s four walls to patients’ homes and community organizations. They will bring together behavior health specialists, nurses and patient navigators to work together in addressing each patient’s health issues.  And they will also offer patients group medical visits with a medical provider and chronic disease self-management classes. All of these health care services are customized to each patient’s individual needs to help identify and break down barriers to care.