CVS Health Announces New Initiatives to Support Women's Health and Wellness in May

SAP Partners | Community | <b>CVS</b>

During National Women’s Health Week, which takes place from May 9 to May 15, CVS Health announced new initiatives to further support women’s health and wellness during the month of May.

During National Women’s Health Week, which takes place from May 9 to May 15, CVS Health announced new initiatives to further support women’s health and wellness during the month of May.

“Through our new initiatives to support women’s health and wellness in May, we aim to use our unmatched community presence and our diversified model to meet women where they are to help make preventative care more convenient and accessible for women,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president, corporate social responsibility & philanthropy and chief sustainability officer for CVS Health, in an interview with Pharmacy Times.

An example of an initiative CVS Health is doing is the 1100 MinuteClinic locations that are promoting a no-cost heart health screening program called “Know Your Numbers.” Patients will learn 5 key personal health numbers that can help them determine their risk for heart disease, including cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index.

“We know that nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented, yet many women don't have the awareness about this disease to understand and prevent their risk. That's why offering these free heart health screenings is so important, especially this year when so many people have put off preventative care,” Boone said.

In addition, CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide will raise funds to support the Go Red for Women movement. From now until May 29, customers can support the movement by making a donation at check-out or online at cvshealth.com/GoRed.

Mental and physical health has become more crucial than ever before since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the ExtraCare Rewards program, members will receive deals on women’s wellness items in-store, including weekly promotions on products such as vitamins and skin care, as well as feminine care and beauty products, until May 22.

“Given all of the responsibilities women have taken on, it can be difficult to find time to prioritize health and wellness. During National Women’s Health Week, we hope that women learn that although it’s been hard to prioritize preventative care during the pandemic, it’s essential for women to find the time to take care of themselves,” Boone told Pharmacy Times.

REFERENCE

CVS Health announces new initiatives to support women’s health and wellness in May. CVS Health. Published May 3, 2021. Accessed May 13, 2021. https://cvshealth.com/news-and-insights/press-releases/cvs-health-announces-new-initiatives-to-support-womens-health-and