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Groups look to access care for underserved communities

Oct. 4, 2012
Henry Schein announces five-year agreement with Henry Schein Cares Foundation and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein has announced a new five-year agreement with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and the National Association of Community Health Centers to increase access to care for underserved communities.

Under the agreement, NACHC will participate in two Henry Schein Cares flagship initiatives: Henry Schein's Global Product Donation Program and the Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities initiative.

Under the agreement, every two years 10 new NACHC member health centers will participate in Henry Schein's Global Product Donation Program and each receive donated dental and medical products for a term of two years, valued at between $5,000 and $25,000.

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In addition, approximately 10 NACHC member health centers will each annually receive Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities grants. The Henry Schein Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities initiative promotes access to health care, prevention, and wellness for at-risk and underserved communities by providing free medical and oral health screenings for thousands of children and their caregivers at events around the country.

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"The new partnership between Henry Schein and NACHC underscores our shared strong commitment to helping America's community health centers deliver excellent quality care to all," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and chief executive officer of Henry Schein.

"Through Henry Schein's expertise and our comprehensive range of offerings covering the full spectrum of medical, oral health, and technology solutions, we are proud to support the role of community health centers as health homes to tens of millions of patients around the country. And through this new partnership, we are gratified to further enhance the ability of community health centers to 'help health happen' for those in need through their participation in our Global Product Donation and Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities programs."

Henry Schein's program, "HealthHome: Solutions for Coordinating Prevention and Wellness," provides medical and oral health support to the nation's community health care centers, including supplies and equipment; electronic health care records software; health center design and planning; and 340B, diagnostic, and influenza vaccine programs.

As part of Henry Schein's support of community health centers across the country, the company also recently provided financial sponsorship, on-site volunteers, executive speakers, and other support for National Health Center Week 2012 events in California, North Carolina, Colorado, and Missouri.

"We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Henry Schein and Henry Schein Cares Foundation," said Tom Van Coverden, president and CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers.

"The partnership represents the commitment of the parties to improve health care for the most vulnerable people in America. The two signature programs that will be made available to a number of community health centers over the period of the partnership will result in increased resources for health centers as well as improved access to care for patients in underserved communities."

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