CVS Health extends its commitment to women’s health with no cost “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at MinuteClinic

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its continued support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today ( February 5, 2018) extended its commitment to women’s health by offering no cost “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, every Wednesday in February.

According to a recent national poll, commissioned by CVS Health, women in the U.S. are increasingly aware of the dangers of heart disease and recognize it as the #1 killer of women, however few acknowledge their personal risk factors that contribute to heart disease.

As a leading health care company committed to addressing complex chronic conditions like heart disease, CVS Health is also creating an opportunity for customers to give the gift of heart health by making a donation to life-saving cardiovascular research and education at the register at CVS Pharmacy stores through February 17.

“Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly one in three women each year and their effects have touched many of our colleagues and customers,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health, and incoming national volunteer chair for Go Red For Women. “By supporting Go Red For Women, we are creating an easy way for people to take the steps they need to prevent heart disease and to show their support for family, friends and neighbors who are affected.”

Customers can visit their local MinuteClinic on February 7, 14, 21, and 28 and receive a heart health preventive screening at no-cost to learn the five key personal health numbers that can help them determine their risk for heart disease total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. MinuteClinic is a convenient and affordable destination for preventive care all year long, with 1 in 2 Americans living within 10 miles of a MinuteClinic.

“Knowing your numbers is more important than ever, following recently updated guidelines from the American Heart Association that indicate nearly half of Americans are at risk for major health problems as a result of high blood pressure,” said Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, and Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at MinuteClinic.

“Knowing the numbers that may indicate risk not only allows someone to assess risk for heart disease and stroke, but it can determine what actions, if any, are needed to manage your risk,” Patterson added.

The screenings at MinuteClinic are sponsored by Bayer Aspirin, in recognition of CVS Health’s support of Go Red For Women. For a list of MinuteClinic locations, visit www.minuteclinic.com/locations.

In 2017, CVS Health announced a broad-based commitment to Go Red For Women, a national movement to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women and to empower women to take control of their health. As part of that commitment, the company pledged to raise a minimum of $10 million through 2019 to support life-saving cardiovascular research and education.

CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red For Women by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide or online at www.cvshealth.com/GoRed through February 17. Additionally, for every pack of Extra Gum sold at CVS Pharmacy this February, CVS Pharmacy will donate $1 to Go Red For Women up to $100,000. Every dollar raised helps fund lifesaving research and awareness that adds more time to women’s lives.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

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Mary Gattuso
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CVS Health to hire 5,000 new apprentices by 2022

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an ongoing commitment to workforce development, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (November 14, 2017) announced it has set a goal of hiring 5,000 new apprentices by 2022. The newly established goal, which coincides with the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, reflects an expansion of the company’s Registered Apprenticeship program to seven additional states, including Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, bringing the total number of statewide apprenticeship programs supported by CVS Health to 18.

Registered Apprenticeships provide participants with structured training to maintain the high level of skills needed in complex fields such as pharmacy care and prescription benefit management, and equips participants with a nationally recognized credential that will help them advance in their careers.

“Apprenticeships help job creators fill open positions with skilled job seekers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “CVS Health’s goal to hire thousands more apprentices reflects the strength of the apprenticeship model. The Administration is pleased to see the creation of more opportunities for Americans to learn the skills they need to find family-sustaining jobs.”

CVS Health became the first employer to launch a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program for pharmacy technicians in 2005. Through 2017, the company has had more than 4,700 colleagues join its Registered Apprenticeship career tracks for retail pharmacy, prescription benefit management and retail store management.

CVS Health is among a growing number of U.S. companies investing in earn-and-learn apprenticeship programs, due in part to the nation’s skills gap. Today, there are more than 6 million vacant jobs that American workers are unable to fill the highest level on record, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also reported in 2015 that the country is projected to produce one million fewer technical workers than is needed over the next decade.

“The widening skills gap in the U.S. is a significant business concern, and companies large and small are seeing this workplace strategy that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction as a viable solution to build a pipeline of future skilled talent,” said Lisa Bisaccia, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health.

As part of its apprenticeship strategy, CVS Health works with community organizations across the country to source a consistent pipeline of apprentices including federal, state and local government organizations, public workforce agencies, community colleges, community-based nonprofits and faith-based organizations to provide candidate referrals from untapped pools of talent.

“Meaningful work and a defined career track can provide a source of dignity, pride and identity, which participants are able to gain through our Registered Apprenticeship programs,” added Bisaccia.

The U.S. Department of Labor has designated November 13 – 19, 2017 as the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide opportunity for companies, trade and industry groups, nonprofit organizations, unions, labor-management organizations, and educational institutions to highlight how apprenticeships prepare American workers for the jobs of today and the future.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com/.

Media Contact:

Mary Gattuso
Mary.Gattuso@CVSHealth.com
401-770-9811

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CVS Health earns perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today (November 9, 2017) announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. CVS Health, which received a perfect score for the fourth consecutive year, joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“As a pharmacy innovation company that serves 100 million Americans each year and employs over 245,000 colleagues, our continued success demands that we seek out, listen to and leverage everyone’s voices and ensure every individual feels valued, respected and appreciated,” said Lisa Bisaccia, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health and executive sponsor of the company’s LGBTQ resource group. “The diverse perspectives that our colleagues, customers and suppliers provide help our company continue to innovate and thrive.”

CVS Health received top marks for a variety of programs, including making gender transition guidelines available for colleagues and their managers who may be involved in a workplace gender transition; supporting the company’s colleague resource group PRIDE, which provides support for LGBTQ colleagues and their allies; and following the CVS Health Supplier Ethics Policy that supports the inclusion of LGBTQ vendors and suppliers.

The 2018 CEI rated 945 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. CVS Health’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

This recognition is the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgments for CVS Health’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including the Billion Dollar Roundtable (supplier diversity spending), LATINA Style 50 (Top Companies for Latinas), Corporate Responsibility Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens) and Disability Equality Index (Best Places to Work).

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Contact:
Mary Gattuso
(401) 770-9811
Mary.Gattuso@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health

CVS Health opens its Talent Connect Center to serve the Fort Bragg, NC military community

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today (July 20, 2017) announced the opening of the company’s Talent Connect Center (TCC) to serve the Fort Bragg, NC military community. This innovative employment and training facility will be dedicated to helping veterans and their families transition from military life to private sector civilian careers.

The Talent Connect Center (TCC) is part of the newly dedicated Fort Bragg Career Resource Center which, in partnership with Columbia Southern Education Group, serves as an employment, skills-focused facility and connects service members who are transitioning off active duty with companies who can provide training and employment. The TCC combines state-of-the-art virtual reality technology with hands-on support to help veterans and their spouses throughout the human resources process, from resume assistance and simulated interviewing practice to speaking with leaders of various departments to learn about the many opportunities within the company. CVS Health will be one of approximately 20 companies with training centers within the Career Resource Center.

“By 2020 the health care industry will need a projected 5.6 million highly-skilled workers, like our veterans, necessary to compete and grow and there is no reason why we can’t ‘connect’ the two,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health. “The Talent Connect Center is designed to expertly walk veterans through the expanded opportunities at CVS Health, which extend past retail and into distribution, IT and nursing, providing a gateway into high-demand, good paying fields.”

Equipped with video conferencing technology to serve and reach military and CVS Health personnel beyond Fort Bragg, the TCC will offer training in the Army Career Skills Program (ACSP) for management, retail and logistics. The ACSP allows active duty soldiers within 180 days from separation from the military to train in an interested career field.

CVS Health has established a long history of recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans to build a pipeline of workforce talent. Since 2015, the company has hired almost 8,000 people with military experience and more than 2,300 military spouses.

Leo Trimble, who served in the U.S. Army for 21 years as a Signal Support Technician, said CVS Health took steps to ease his transition when he applied for a job at the end of his service.

“When I first made the decision to leave the military, I was all over the place on what to do next,” said Trimble, now a Field Support Technician for CVS Health. “I was drawn to CVS Health because they helped me to identify IT opportunities that allowed me to continue to do what I love. I wouldn’t change where I am today for anything.”

On average, enlisted service members have been leaving the U.S. military at a rate of roughly 200,000 each year, and the U.S. Department of Defense estimates the rate will remain high through 2019.

“As a new generation of service men and women come home, we owe them every opportunity to live the American Dream that they helped to defend,” said David Casey, VP, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health who also served as a U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant in Operation Desert Storm. “The Talent Connect Center is dedicated to helping to make the transition process easier for veterans through in-person and virtual skill-building, training and mentoring, and to create an environment that values diversity, leadership and working collaboratively.”

CVS Health supports our nation’s military in many ways. Through a partnership between MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans in Phoenix, AZ are able to access high quality care and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries at the walk-in clinic. The Company also provides charitable support to military and veteran-focused organizations, including the National Guard, Fisher House, Operation Homefront, Operation Military Embrace, Operation Reinvent, ThanksUSA and the USO. CVS Health’s colleague resource group Valor is comprised of over 500 colleagues with a passion to serve those who have served our country.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its nearly 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contacts: 
Joe Goode
CVS Health
(401) 770-9820
Joseph.Goode@CVSHealth.com

Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office
(910) 396-2920

SOURCE: CVS Health