CVS Health Takes Action For American Heart Month

NEC member CVS Health’s MinuteClinic locations offered free heart health screenings this Valentine’s Day in recognition of American Heart Month.

The health screenings, called “Know Your Numbers,” measure each customer’s blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood sugar, and body mass index in a 20 to 30-minute screening. For customers whose test results come back with concerning numbers, nurse practitioners at each clinic can refer those customers to a local emergency room as necessary. In addition to the free screenings, CVS Health also recently pledged to donate at least $10 million to cardiovascular research and education by 2020. This comes as CVS Pharmacy President Helena Foulkes serves as national chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative.

“In recognition of American Heart Month, CVS Health is doubling down on their support of women’s heart health,” said Vice President of CVS Health Angela Patterson. “Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly one in three women in the U.S. each year. It’s a daunting statistic and the reason MinuteClinic is pleased to offer these free screenings on Valentine’s Day.”

The New England Council thanks CVS Health for its continued commitment to helping customers improve their health and educate themselves on these pressing issues. Read more in Providence Business News and  Women’s Day.

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