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New medal applauds those who serve underserved

August 20, 2015
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Melville, N.Y. — Henry Schein Inc. announced Aug. 17 the creation of the Henry Schein Cares Medal, to be awarded annually to organizations that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.

“Our company has built on the concept of doing well by doing good,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Our work is enriched by the selfless health care practitioners  — dentists, physicians, veterinarians and their teams — who volunteer to care for those in need. To support their work, we have established the Henry Schein Cares Medal, which will recognize their contribution to society and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.”

Nine finalists will be selected among applicants from the fields of oral health, animal health and medical health, the company said in a press release. From those nine finalists, a medalist will be selected from each field, for a total of three medalists. Each of the nine finalists will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein Inc. for use in caring for the underserved, and each of the three medalists will receive an additional $15,000 from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Inc. to support their charitable work.

To be considered a candidate for this award, applicants must:

  • Be a non-profit organization or trust that is tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and is a public charity;
  • Demonstrate that the program has expanded access to health care for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable, and emphasis will be placed on expanding access for children;
  • Be an established multi-disciplinary team that demonstrates the expertise needed for a comprehensive solution to expand access to care;
  • Demonstrate the potential for replication and large-scale impact, and should include a business plan or demonstration of financial sustainability.

For more information on the program, and to apply for the award, visit Henry Schein Cares Foundation. Applications are due Nov. 1 by midnight EDT.