Health and Wellness CSR News

Henry Schein Cares Disaster Relief Hotline is Active and Ready to Support Customers Affected by Hurricane Isaac

Press Release

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today that the Henry Schein Cares disaster relief hotline is active and  ready to support customers who may be affected by Hurricane Isaac. The toll-free number for all customers – 800-999-9729 – is operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

American Cancer Society COO Elected to Board of Leading Global Cancer Fighting Organization

Gregory P. Bontrager to Join Union for International Cancer Control Board of Directors
Press Release

(3BL Media) Atlanta, GA - August 30, 2012 - Gregory P. Bontrager, the American Cancer Society’s chief operating officer, has been elected to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Board of Directors. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the UICC General Assembly elected its 2013 Board of Directors in Montreal, Canada, the day before the opening of its World Cancer Congress (Aug. 27-30, 2012). The UICC, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is the only global cancer fighting organization with more than 750 member-organizations across 155 countries.

Lance Armstrong Foundation and American Cancer Society Launch Patient Empowerment Project in Japan

Organizations to Support Cancer Patient Forum to Empower Patients to Share Their Stories
Press Release

(3BL Media) Montreal - August 29, 2012 -  The Lance Armstrong Foundation, with partner American Cancer Society (ACS) and lead agency 

Ecolab: Helping Make the World Cleaner, Safer and Healthier

We share our understanding of the disease process and knowledge of air, surfaces and water to treat microorganisms and help prevent them from spreading

Clean and sanitary surfaces are essential to life and critical to the success of many businesses. They’re expected and demanded by building occupants, hotel guests, restaurant diners and hospital patients. An effective indoor environment management strategy requires a careful combination of tools and expertise.

Sourcing Innovation to Solve Healthcare Challenges

by Ingo Elfering, GSK Business Transformation

Some weeks ago our team approached me asking if I wanted to participate in the judging panel for the Harvard Innovation Lab (iLab). I immediately said yes because it was an opportunity for me to champion the idea of innovation in healthcare and see what others are doing.

Kaiser Permanente Trains Nonprofit Health Care Providers to Provide Bilingual Services

Award-winning program aims to improve linguistic and cultural competency within health care
Press Release

(3BL Media) Oakland, CA - August 28, 2012 - To help reduce health care disparities and increase language access in health care, Kaiser Permanente recently convened with 14 nonprofit health care organizations and community providers from across the country in Atlanta for its award-winning Qualified Bilingual Staff training.

Hershey's CSR Report: Keeping Hershey a Great Place to Work

Reporting on Programs and Progress
Press Release
  •  Logged more than 56,000 hours of training on topics from ethics to leadership to high-tech factory jobs of the future
  • Reduced injury and incident rates in 2011 by up to 29% over 2010
  • Expanded commitment to workplace diversity, including recruiting military veterans
  • Promoted employee health and wellness through a variety of expanded programs

The Healing Power of Helping Others

Gifts from the Train Station Book Launches

A few years ago my friend Rob was diagnosed with leukemia and given two months to live. Rob fought the cancer with everything he had, going through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, until deep in a skyrocketing fever he found himself in a misty train station, a train waiting to carry him to the other side. But Rob knew he had more to do still and came back, beating the cancer to survive.


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