Chronic disease care costs the U.S. $1 trillion every year, according to a CVS Caremark survey. And chronic diseases are also responsible for 70-percent of all deaths in the U.S.
That's why CVS Caremark partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers to provide 21 clinics nationwide with grants. The grants help provide more access to healthcare and bring awareness.
The Maple City Health Center in Goshen is one of two Indiana recipients of a $50,000 grant. They're using the money to help people make lifestyle changes.
"We want to focus on success; we don't want to focus on failure,” says Dr. James Gingerich a physician at the Guardian of Vision at Maple City Health Center. “We don't want to reinforce failure. So the whole goal is to set small goals that are achievable and build on those.”
Maple City Health Center is a community clinic in Goshen offering sliding pay scale fees and is recognized as providing care to the "under-served"
Doctor Gingerich says they're committed to promoting awareness to these chronic diseases and providing more access to health care.