CVS Health and Discovery Education Team Up for Substance Misuse Prevention Day of Learning During Red Ribbon Week

No-cost Drug Misuse Prevention Resources Designed for Virtual or In-Person Learning

SOURCE: Discovery Education

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WOONSOCKET, RI and SILVER SPRINGS, MD, Monday, October 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Discovery Education are coming together to present a Day of Learning on October 27, 2020. This event occurs during Red Ribbon Week, the largest drug-use prevention campaign in the nation, and will debut to communities across the United States the newly announced Dose of Knowledge digital education resources.

Dose of Knowledge, part of CVS Health’s Pharmacists Teach program focused on substance misuse education, offers a suite of no-cost digital resources focusing on the facts about prescription and illicit drug misuse. Designed for students in grades 6-12, Dose of Knowledge empowers pharmacists and educators to discuss the importance of healthy lifestyle choices with students. 

Intended to spark critical discussions about prescription medication misuse awareness, the Day of Learning will showcase these new resources for educators, students, and families. The Day of Learning will empower youth and adults alike to more deeply engage in the topic of prescription safety and discover the tools needed to face substance misuse head on. Join in on Facebook and Twitter with #DoseofKnowlege.

Components of the Day of Learning include: 

  • a virtual roundtable discussion featuring a CVS pharmacist, education leaders, and student voices

  • a social activation calling for creative student expressions about substance misuse

  • a Twitter chat focusing on the new Dose of Knowledge resources

Click here to register for the event. 

“Together with Discovery Education, the Day of Learning will help us amplify both the importance of substance misuse education, as well as the availability of these no-cost digital resources to schools across the country,” said Tom Davis, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Health. “With so many schools participating in virtual learning, these digital-first resources are more important than ever and build on our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.”

As part of the partnership, CVS Health is underwriting the purchase of Discovery Education Experience–a K-12 learning platform combining dynamic curated curriculum resources with on-demand and personalized teaching strategies—at 50 schools nationwide. Dose of Knowledge is available to Discovery Education Experience and at no cost to all schools nationwide at doseofknowledge.com. 

“We are proud to be CVS Health's partner to scale the impact and success of Pharmacists Teach in communities across the country," said Lori McFarling, President Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. "With Dose of Knowledge, students, educators, pharmacists, and families are empowered to address substance misuse with tools that support the health and well-being of themselves and their community."

Learn more about Dose of Knowledge and the partnership at doseofknowledge.com and within Discovery Education Experience. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. We're evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that's in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings – from HealthHUB locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions – are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com. 

Contact

Grace Maliska
Manager, Global Communications
Discovery Education
(240) 839-4239
gmaliska@discoveryed.com

KEYWORDS: discovery education, CVS Health, Substance Misuse Prevention Day, Substance Misuse Prevention Day of Learning, Red Ribbon Week

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