Malta receives CVS Health Foundation Grant

We are thrilled to announce that Malta House of Care has been awarded a generous grant from the CVS Health Foundation 2023 Hometown Fund! This grant is part of $2 million in grant from the CVS Health Foundation to nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. This partnership aims to advance health equity, provide equitable access to care, and address health-related social needs within our communities. The CVS Health Foundation concentrated its investments in organizations like Malta that are working to increase access to health care services for underinsured or uninsured populations and improving health outcomes for individuals with chronic diseases – with a heightened focus on heart disease and mental health.

Back in April, CVS Aetna employees dedicated their time to assemble personal care bags filled with full-size essential items for our patients. We received approximately 300 of these wonderful bags, which were distributed to all patients. We captured some heartwarming moments of a few of our patients receiving these bags, highlighting the immediate impact of this initiative.

Here are some key highlights of this partnership:

  • Grant Award: Malta House of Care is one of 18 organizations in CT selected to receive a grant from the CVS Health Foundation 2023 Hometown Fund.
  • Impact: The grant will support our mission to advance health equity and provide equitable access to care!
  • Personal Care Bags: CVS Aetna employees assembled 300 goodie bags filled with essential items, which were distributed to all of Malta’s patients.
  • Community Engagement: CVS Health Foundation’s involvement extends to engaging with our community and understanding our needs better, as evidenced by their active participation and visits.

“When people have access to consistent health care and are equipped with the supporting services like affordable housing and healthy food, they are better positioned to improve their health,” said Sheryl Burke, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and chief sustainability officer, CVS Health. “Our Hometown Fund grantees selected this year serve as examples of the ongoing work that is the focus of our philanthropic programs.”

The CVS Health Foundation Hometown Fund was created in 2022 to support CVS Health’s neighbors and local communities who are working toward improving health outcomes locally. For more information about the Hometown Fund and to see a list of all the grant recipients, click here.

We are incredibly grateful for the support from CVS Health and look forward to continuing our work together to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you!

Exciting Updates and Stories in Our Spring Newsletter!

We are thrilled to share some exciting updates and stories in our latest spring newsletter! Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  1. Unveiling Our New Strategic Plan: Learn about our newly unveiled three-year strategic plan, which outlines our mission, vision, and goals for the future. Discover how we’re working to expand our reach and impact in the Greater Hartford community.
  2. Spotlight on Our Partnership with Avangrid: We are grateful for this partnership that allows us to enhance diabetes care to Malta’s patients
  3. Patient Success Story: Read an inspiring patient success story and discover how Malta House of Care is making a difference in the lives of uninsured adults in our community.
  4. Honoring Malta Founding Members: Join us in honoring the founding members of Malta House of Care, whose vision and dedication laid the foundation for our organization’s success.
  5. Introducing “Minute with Malta,” an innovative program exclusively for our staff and volunteers to stay informed about recent healthcare developments started by Malta’s Medical Director Dr. Angela Stein, M.D. FACP.
  6. Birdies for Charity and Upcoming Wonder Women Event: Get the latest updates on our participation in Birdies for Charity and learn how you can support our mission. Plus, find out all the details about our upcoming Wonder Women event, where we’ll be celebrating extraordinary women making a difference in our community.

Don’t miss out on these inspiring stories and important updates! Be sure to check your mailbox for our spring newsletter, coming soon. And for those who prefer digital reading, the newsletter stories are reproduced as news posts for your reference and convenience. Simply click on the links above to read the full articles. Or view the PDF here

Avangrid Foundation and CT Natural Gas Fuel Malta House of Care’s Diabetes Initiative

The Malta House of Care expresses profound gratitude to the Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with CT Natural Gas, for their impactful grant providing 850 A1c test kits. These kits are pivotal for monitoring blood sugar levels in both new and existing patients, aiding in the early identification of diabetic and prediabetic markers.

According to CDC research, 1 in 10 adults in America has diabetes, and astonishingly, 1 in 5 are unaware of their condition. Diabetes accounts for a substantial portion of healthcare spending in the U.S. The Avangrid Foundation grant equips Malta House of Care with vital resources to detect, monitor, and manage diabetes effectively and tools to intervene early and create personalized treatment plans to track our patient progress effectively.

This partnership reflects a shared commitment to enhancing community health. Malta House of Care continues to stand as a beacon of accessible healthcare, with the support of organizations like the Avangrid Foundation and CT Natural Gas. Together, they are championing health equity and creating pathways to healthier futures for individuals facing diabetes.