Henry Schein Cares Foundation: Henry Schein Cares Medal
The Henry Schein Cares Medal is awarded to organizations who recognize and support extraordinary efforts to expand access to oral and medical health care that are easily replicated in order to achieve greater impact globally. Awarded organizations/programs will demonstrate that they have expanded access to health care for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on expanding access to health care for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered. Programs should involve an established multi-disciplinary team that demonstrates the expertise needed for a comprehensive solution to the targeted problem. Programs must demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact.
Programs will be evaluated on the following criteria.
- Significance of the program: The program offers a significant advancement in expanding access to health care and demonstrates how the approach can be implemented beyond its current implementation.
- Interdisciplinary involvement: The program uses an interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive solution that addresses the social impact identified and demonstrates knowledge of and capacity for partnership with U.S. nonprofit organizations, international NGOs, or businesses working in the field or other external partners needed to implement the program’s goals.
- Program plan and feasibility: The Program presents a well thought-out business plan demonstrating its financial sustainability over time.
Amount: Six awards of $10,000 each will be made.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. nonprofit corporation or trust that is tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and that is a public charity (not a private foundation). Applicants cannot be a university, including a university department, or any other entity that is legally part of a university or share a common tax identification number. Applicant must not have been chosen as a Finalist or a Medalist for this program within the past three years.
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