Walgreens Becomes Newest Member of Care Continuum Alliance
WASHINGTON and DEERFIELD, Ill. - The Care Continuum Alliance today announced its newest member: Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG), the nation's largest drugstore chain and a health and wellness leader.
"Walgreens is a welcome new member and ideal fit for our organization," Care Continuum Alliance President and CEO Tracey Moorhead said. "Their work to promote healthful lifestyles and empower consumers to reduce risk aligns with our mission to improve care quality and value, particularly for people with or at risk of chronic disease."
The Care Continuum Alliance, an international trade association, represents more than 200 organizations and individuals providing services across the continuum of care - from wellness and prevention to chronic condition management and complex care management. Through advocacy, research and education, the Care Continuum Alliance promotes evidence-based strategies to improve health care outcomes and reduce avoidable care costs.
"Our mission every day is to provide customers and patients support to help them live a 'well' life," said Walgreens Chief Medical Officer Cheryl Pegus. "With more than 8,500 points of care, including Walgreens drugstores within three miles of 63 percent of the U.S. population, we are uniquely positioned to serve as a true community health care resource. Together our pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, home care nurses and other health care professionals provide guidance and solutions to improve disease prevention, adherence to medications and chronic disease management for tens of millions of patients each year."
The Care Continuum Alliance has focused considerable effort in recent years on improving employee health and productivity, particularly through research on outcomes measurement. Its Outcomes Guidelines project has produced consensus clinical and financial measures for wellness and population health management programs, as well as guidance on other key outcomes, such as medication adherence. The Care Continuum Alliance also has advocated successfully for greater support of wellness and prevention in federal programs and in the private market.
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