Henry Schein now accepting applications for Henry Schein Cares Medal

The medal is given to organizations that commit to expanding access to care for those in need

Henry Schein, Inc., is accepting applications for the 2nd annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, which is awarded to organizations from the fields of oral health, animal health and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.

The Henry Schein Cares Medal reflects the company’s commitment to serve society. “For 84 years, our company has been guided by the philosophy of ‘doing well by doing good’,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Since our founding, our efforts to expand access to care to the underserved have been enhanced by the selfless health care practitioners who so generously give of themselves so that others may have better lives. We created the Henry Schein Cares Medal to recognize the contributions of health care professionals to the health of society and to encourage others to follow their example.”

Three finalists will be selected among applicants from each of three fields: oral health, animal health and medicine. In each category, a gold, silver and bronze medalist will be chosen. Each medalist will receive a cash award, in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver, and $5,000 for bronze, through the support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. In addition to the cash awards, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein, Inc.

To apply, candidates must be a nonprofit organization or trust, and show how they have expanded health care to the underserved in novel and innovate ways, the company said.

A panel of expert judges from the fields of medicine, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and business will evaluate the applications and select the finalists and medalists.

The deadline to apply is October 5, 2016. For more information on requirements and how to apply, go to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website.

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