The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, a private non-profit federally qualified community health center dedicated to improving access to care for the underserved throughout the Central and MetroWest areas of Massachusetts, is pleased to have received contributions under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, will provide several health care product donations valued at $5,000–$25,000 each over the course of two years to Kennedy CHC. With the help of Henry Schein Cares, access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations around the world in the areas of wellness and prevention, emergency preparedness and relief, and capacity building is possible.

Through the generous donation from Henry Schein Cares, Kennedy CHC is receiving necessary dental materials, supplies, and instruments that are critical to providing quality oral care and that will enable the Health Center to more effectively carry out its mission by expanding access to care in the 100 communities it serves.

“The equipment and supplies from the Henry Schein Cares program have enabled us to cut our costs while allowing us to extend our reach to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to receive dental services,” comments Brian Genna, DMD, Vice President of Dental Services. “The materials we have received are invaluable and will help Kennedy CHC maintain an efficient dental practice. We recognize the Henry Schein Cares program for its generosity and service towards the Common Good.”

About Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is a private, non-profit, federally qualified community health center serving over 25,000 patients throughout 100 communities. It has been providing healthcare services to needy and underserved populations in the Worcester area of Massachusetts for 42 years, and the greater MetroWest area of Massachusetts for ten years with a new facility just opening up in Milford, Massachusetts. Using a family practice medical home model of care, Kennedy CHC provides comprehensive services through all stages of life including primary and urgent care, medical specialties, nutrition counseling, dental care, ophthalmology, pharmacy, behavioral health, social services, health education and youth development programs.

About Henry Schein Cares

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.

Media Contacts:

Susan Vassallo
VP, Corporate Communications
Henry Schein, Inc.
(631) 843-5562

Paula Green, MPA
Vice President for Advancement
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
(508) 532-7305