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Give an Hour and CVS Health collaborate to provide mental health services and resources
Starting Out Strong this Mental Health Month
CLARKSBURG, M.D. (May 1, 2023) – Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to people who have been impacted by trauma, and CVS Health, a leading healthcare solutions company, collaborated to provide a comprehensive level of mental health support to strengthen workforce transformation, which launches during May’s Mental Health Month
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, an estimated 12 billion working days are missed every year due to depression and anxiety at a cost of $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. Joint efforts between nonprofits and companies are a means to solve the access to care that is a big cause of burnout and attrition.
One of the key aspects of this collaboration is to create an accessible system of behavioral health care and education for clients that enter CVS Health’s Workforce Innovative Training Centers (WITCs) in Cleveland and Detroit. Give an Hour will train WITC staff in mental health support and navigation, as well as the organization’s referral process and resiliency techniques. This will ensure that WITC clients have access to the mental health resources and support they need to thrive in their personal and professional lives.
“Give an Hour is committed to creating accessible mental health services and resources for everyone, and we are thrilled to collaborate with CVS Health to provide this support to WITC clients,” said Dr. Trina Clayeux, CEO of Give an Hour. “By training WITC staff on mental health support and navigation, we can ensure that clients receive the care and resources they want and need to maintain their emotional well-being during these difficult times.”
“We are proud to work with Give an Hour to provide mental health support and education to our WITC clients and staff,” said Tom Ashworth, Sr. Manager of Diversity & Health Equity. “We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare services, and this partnership is an important step towards achieving that.”
The hope is to grow this model and scale it to serve more people across the nation. By taking care of our workforce and providing them with the tools to succeed professionally and personally, our nation will become stronger together. For more information, visit www.giveanhour.org.
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About Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating resilient individuals and communities across the U.S. by providing barrier-free access to mental health services and education. Since 2005, through collaboration, volunteerism and prioritizing meaningful connection, the organization has been a thought leader in the mental health space by serving those who have been impacted by trauma. We help people navigate their mental health journey by providing access to care so that everyone can have mental wellness in their lives. Follow @giveanhour on social media.
About CVS Health
CVS Health® is the leading health solutions company, delivering care like no one else can. We reach more people and improve the health of communities across America through our local presence, digital channels and over 300,000 dedicated colleagues – including more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners. Wherever and whenever people need us, we help them with their health – whether that’s managing chronic diseases, staying compliant with their medications or accessing affordable health and wellness services in the most convenient ways. We help people navigate the health care system – and their personal health care – by improving access, lowering costs and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all with heart, each and every day. Follow @CVSHealth on social media.
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