WASHINGTON — Walgreens on Friday joined the Care Continuum Alliance, an alliance of more than 200 stakeholders providing services across the continuum of care — from wellness and prevention to chronic condition management and complex care management.
"Our mission every day is to provide customers and patients support to help them live a 'well' life," stated Walgreens chief medical officer Cheryl Pegus. "With more than 8,500 points of care, including Walgreens drug stores within three miles of 63% of the U.S. population, we are uniquely positioned to serve as a true community healthcare resource. Together, our pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, home care nurses and other healthcare professionals provide guidance and solutions to improve disease prevention, adherence to medications and chronic disease management for tens of millions of patients each year."
"[Walgreens’] 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,” stated Tracey Moorhead, Care Continuum president and CEO.
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 such other key outcomes 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.