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Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation envisions a world where affordable, quality healthcare is available to all. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting our employees' community involvement efforts and improving the health of patients through:
- Improved healthcare quality
- Personal health management
- Lower healthcare costs
To that end, each year the McKesson Foundation contributes more than $5 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the health of our communities.
Our main funding area is chronic disease management in the U.S., with a near-term focus on diabetes through March 2012. As part of the McKesson Foundation's commitment to supporting innovative disease management interventions, we are proud to announce Mobilizing for HealthSM, the Foundation's new program area focused on building the evidence base for mHealth through research. Through the Mobilizing for HealthSMinitiative, our ultimate goal is to improve health outcomes among underserved patients with chronic diseases through the widespread adoption of care management models using mHealth technologies that have proven successful.
Specifically, through Mobilizing for HealthSMthe Foundation will fund U.S. based pilot research projects and ongoing studies in need of additional funding focused on mobile phone-based interventions for low-income patients with chronic diseases, with an immediate interest in diabetes management. We also support the dissemination of knowledge and evidence of effective mHealth technologies and advocate for policies and practices that enable the adoption of scalable mHealth interventions as a component of chronic care management for underserved populations. We also continue to support diabetes management programs at community health centers across the country.