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Walmart seeks to address racial health inequities

The agreement between Walmart and CareSource seeks to "improve healthcare in underserved communities and address racial health inequities."

ARKANSAS, USA — According to an article from Arkansas Business, Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has entered into a three-year agreement with the non-profit managed care provider CareSource to improve healthcare in underserved communities and address racial health inequities, the companies announced in a news release. 

The collaboration “will leverage Walmart’s position as a retailer and provider of health and wellness services, and CareSource’s role in the administration and delivery of Medicaid, Medicare and other health plan benefits and services,” the companies said.

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SALINAS, CA/USA - APRIL 8, 2104: Walmart store exterior. Walmart is an American multinational corporation that runs large discount stores and is the world's largest public corporation.

It will first be rolled out in Ohio where the focus will be on addressing cardiometabolic conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension. Walmart’s in-store community health workers will complete needs assessments, connecting CareSource members to resources, such as life skills support and health literacy education. Some members will receive food stipends and access to tele-nutrition services. 

You can read the entire article on the Arkansas Business website.

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