Healthcare Products Distributor Supports Free Medical and Dental Services Program
Henry Schein Inc., a distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, reports that it will be supporting programs offering free medical and dental services to more than 5000 children and their caregivers in five U.S. cities, the company shared in a press release e-mailed to PMP News. This summer and fall, the company's Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program will take place in Birmingham, AL; Miami, FL; Bridgeport, CT; Orangeburg, SC; and Meridian, MS. In addition, as a part of Henry Schein's sponsorship of National Health Center Week, Henry Schein is supporting health screening events in Reno, NV; Yakima, WA; and Uvalde, TX.
Described in the release as a flagship program for Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program, "Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities promotes access to health care, prevention, and wellness for underserved communities by providing free medical and dental screenings at events around the country that are fun and engaging for the community." It is cosponsored by state and local community health organizations and supported by Henry Schein's supplier partners.
"Henry Schein is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we operate, and to promoting prevention, wellness, and access to care among the underserved," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein Inc., in the release. "We are grateful for the commitment and generosity of our supplier partners, as well as the volunteers and our local community health organization partners in each of these communities across the United States. Together, we are 'helping health happen' for thousands of children and their caregivers."
Local physicians, nurses, dentists, and community volunteers will be on hand to screen for five diseases and associated risk factors that commonly affect children: hypertension, asthma, diabetes, obesity, and poor oral health. Health education materials will also be shared with caregivers.
Henry Schein's Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities Supplier Partners:
OMRON Healthcare, Inc.
PDI (Professional Disposables International), Inc.
Terumo Medical Corporation
TIDI Products, LLC