The Child Health Equity Center is excited to announce a grant received from the CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund. This grant will support our work to promote transportation for pediatric patients at UMass Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center.
Transportation to medical appointments can be difficult for families without access to a car or money for gas. This grant will allow the Center to pilot a test rideshare program to ensure families can bring their children to needed pediatric appointments. “This is just one step in the many ways we are trying to break barriers to get families the resources they need to keep their children healthy and prevent chronic illness,” Alison LeBlanc, MS, PMP, Executive Director. Funding support from the Hometown Fund will provide families access to Lyft and help our team evaluate the impact of rideshare services on patient adherence to appointments.
About CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation established the Hometown Fund as a way to give back to the communities they call home. It is a $2 million annual commitment to invest in nonprofits that are advancing health equity, addressing social determinants of health and increasing access to workforce training and education in their home states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and neighboring Massachusetts. Learn more about the CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund here.