NCH Receives Grant from CVS Health Foundation

North Coast Health is one of only 34 clinics nationwide to receive CVS Health Foundation funding this year! The grant will provide more access to health care and improve patient outcomes in the Greater Western Cleveland community. 

The $35,000 grant has been awarded as part of the CVS Health Foundation’s commitment to address the need for more accessible, coordinated health care in our local communities.  The grant will help NCH support Improving Outcomes for Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension and Depression.

“The grant we are receiving from the CVS Health Foundation will expand our efforts to reduce overall health care costs and improve patient care outcomes for those in need,” said Gina Gavlak, NCH President & CEO. “We are honored to receive this grant which will help ensure that we can support underserved people in the Greater Western Cleveland community who are looking for help managing diabetes, hypertension and depression."

Grants awarded to free clinics nationwide in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics have allowed organizations to increase operating hours and the number of patient visits, resulting in a decrease in the number of emergency department visits and improved patient compliance.

“Through our multi-year partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, we’ve seen firsthand the impact that free clinics have on the health and well-being of their local communities,” said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Health Foundation. “We’re honored to support NCH and the work they do to provide patients in the community with access to the health services they need to lead healthier lives.”

The free clinic grants are part of the CVS Health Foundation’s $5 million, multi-year commitment to supporting community health and expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics and the National Association of Community Health Centers.  NCH is proud to be a partner in these efforts.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its approximately 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 75 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. For more information, visit

About North Coast Health

North Coast Health is a faith-based charitable clinic that provides and optimizes access to health care for the medically underserved.  Every day, people come to North Coast Health because they have no other option for affordable care.  As a Patient Centered Medical Home, Level 3, as designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, we are able to provide individualized, comprehensive and coordinated care in a professional clinical setting. For more information, visit

Elizabeth O'Brien

Elizabeth O'Brien is North Coast Health Business & Events Director.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 4:13 PM, 05.04.2016