Henry Schein is accepting applications for its third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program, which recognizes organizations in oral health, animal health, and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved. The deadline is midnight Eastern time on October 5, 2017.
“We are pleased to accept applications for the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program so that we may share the stories and celebrate the work of the people and organizations whose commitment to expanding access to care so closely mirrors our own,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein.
“The positive impact each applicant has in its community should serve as an example for others to emulate and strengthens Team Schein’s resolve to help health happen across the United States and around the world,” Bergman said.
A panel of expert judges from the medical, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and business sectors will select 3 finalists among the applicants from the fields of oral health, animal health, and medicine. In each category, a gold, silver, and bronze medalist will be chosen. The gold medalists will receive $15,000, the silver will receive $10,000, and the bronze will receive $5,000. Also, each medalist will receive $10,000 worth of products from Henry Schein.
“We at Henry Schein understand that public health is better protected when those who care for underserved and at-risk communities receive the support they need to fulfill their mission,” said Jennifer Kim Field, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Henry Schein and executive director of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
“Henry Schein and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation have long championed care providers who dedicate their time and talent to helping others, and we believe the financial grant and product donation each Henry Schein Cares Medal winner receives will enhance their ability to deliver high-quality medical treatment to the people and animals who need it most,” Field said.
Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or trusts that are tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and public charities. They should demonstrate that they have expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and quantifiable way. Emphasis in the oral health and medical categories will be placed on expanding access to healthcare for children.
Programs also should:
- Involve an established multidisciplinary team that demonstrates the expertise needed for a comprehensive solution to expand access to care
- Demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact
- Include a business plan or demonstration of financial sustainability.
Finalists will be announced in January 2018. Medals will be awarded at the relevant national sales meetings in 2018 of Henry Schein’s dental, animal health, and medical divisions. To apply for the award, go to hscaresfoundation.org/us-en/sites/HSCaresFoundation/HSC-Medal.asp.