The CVS Health Foundation has awarded $550,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association, extending its support for a new program to enhance disease diagnosis and assessment with clinicians while also educating them about care and support programs available to help families following a diagnosis. The grant, which will be distributed among six local Alzheimer’s Association chapters, brings the foundation’s total contribution to more than $1 million since 2016. According to the foundation, the new commitment builds upon support that began in 2016 with the goal to increase diagnosis, disclosure and education for Alzheimer’s disease. The six local chapters that have benefited from this support have all shown significant progress toward their goals of partnering with health care providers to enhance their ability to detect, diagnose and care for individuals living with the disease and their caregivers, the foundation said. The new funding will allow the chapters to continue their work to expand health care provider outreach and expand the automatic referral process for education and care consultations, with the goal of increasing the number of people in each chapter with access to care.