Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, a non-profit organization serving those most in need in Santa Barbara County announced today that it will receive health care product donations over the next two years, valued at up to $25,000 as part of its agreement with Henry Schein Cares, the global social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc. Henry Schein Cares helps to expand access to healthcare for underserved and at-risk populations around the world in the areas of wellness and prevention; emergency preparedness and relief; and capacity building.
Ongoing participation in the Henry Schein Cares program will enable Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics to more effectively carry out its mission providing quality, affordable medical and dental care to over 70,000 patient visits each year.
“We are very grateful to Henry Schein Cares for their generous donation of quality dental products. We will certainly put them to good use in caring for the homeless, the poor, young, old, disabled, uninsured and underserved in our community. Henry Schein Cares is indeed Helping-Health-Happen-Here. Their support will go a long way,” said Dr. Quynh Nguyen, Chief Dental Officer at the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
About Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility program, stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief. Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: http://www.hscaresfoundation.org. The “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: http://helpinghealthhappen.org
The mission of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity.