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Center for Pharmacy Care Wins AMA Foundation Grant

AMA Foundation

(CHICAGO) - A free pharmacist-led clinic was recently awarded with a $10,000 grant through the AMA Foundation Healthy Communities/Healthy America program.

Duquesne University's The Center for Pharmacy Care in Pittsburgh, Pa. will use the grant over the next two years to implement a lifestyle change program that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The Center for Pharmacy Care in Pittsburgh, Pa. services a high proportion of economically disadvantaged and elderly patients. They will use their grant to support administrative and clinical staff needed to implement a diabetes prevention program and will also provide participants with electronic physical activity trackers and other adherence incentives.

The AMA Foundation Healthy Communities/Healthy America program has awarded more than $1.4 million in grant funding to 74 free clinics throughout the United States to date. This year's grants will support diabetes prevention and nutrition education projects.

The AMA launched its Improving Health Outcomes initiative in 2013 to focus on preventing type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease - two of the nation's leading causes of death and suffering.

The AMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is dedicated to improving public health by raising funds and providing philanthropic support to high-impact health and medical scholarship programs. Visit www.amafoundation.org to join the AMA Foundation in improving the health of Americans.

Media Contact:
Amy Jenkins, AMA Foundation
(312) 464-5864

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