Through a unique agreement with managed care organization CareSource, Walmart Inc. will work to cultivate evidence-based solutions to improve health outcomes in under-resourced and underserved communities with racial health inequities. The three-year deal leverages Walmart’s position as a retailer and health-and-wellness provider, along with CareSource’s ability to administer and deliver Medicaid, Medicare and other health plan benefits and services.
The companies’ first project will take place in Ohio and focus on cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes. Walmart’s in-store Community Health Workers will perform state-approved health risk and social needs assessments then connect select CareSource members to community resources, life skills support and health literacy education.
Eligible CareSource members will also receive monthly funds to spend on food, a Walmart + membership for no-cost delivery and access to tele-nutrition services to aid in improving their health outcomes.Progressive Grocer