Meet Abbott's Working Parents of the Year

Two inspiring women who embody Abbott's caring, enduring spirit in both their professional and personal lives.

Abbott exists to help people around the world live their fullest lives – and we know that for many of our employees that includes being a parent.

One of our goals as an employer is to help our workers reach their potential both professionally and personally. That's why we offer benefits that support them along their parenthood journeys – from planning to start a family, to awaiting their child's arrival, to transitioning to parenthood, to navigating life as a parent as their children grow.

Virus Hunters Map How COVID-19 Variants Travel

We studied COVID-19 with our Pandemic Defense Coalition partner in Senegal to see how it evolved.

As we travel, we change. We try new things; we meet new people.

Viruses aren’t so different.

COVID-19 moved from country to country like a globetrotter, reaching new places and “meeting” new people. All this movement can produce a variant, which is a version of a virus that has accumulated a unique set of mutations.

Nurturing Healthier Living in a "Care Desert"

Abbott-sponsored doctors and remote care technology combine to expand specialized care to underserved locales.

Deserts possess many fine qualities.

Stunning sunsets.

Lawncare is minimal.

A rock collector's happy place.

"Care deserts" are something else altogether.

Far too-many pockets across the United States offer limited access to medical services. Whether those gaps result from simple geography or socio-economic conditions, the results are often the same: underserved communities receiving sub-optimal attention.

Our Steps Toward a More Diverse and Inclusive World

Our 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report shares Abbott's progress and outlines our goals for the future.

For more than 130 years, Abbott has been known as a company that helps people live healthier lives.

We do this in many ways.

Abbott is an employer, offering opportunity and a common purpose to more than 113,000 people. We're a neighbor to the people we serve in 160 countries. And we’re a citizen of varied and diverse communities around the world.

Going Beyond Disaster Relief To Disaster Resilience

Abbott, nonprofit partners build resilience in communities most impacted by natural disasters.

Resilience. It’s often defined as the ability to recover quickly from challenges and difficulties. It requires adaptability and is a skill that is especially important for families and communities facing extreme weather or other unexpected challenges where so much can change – without warning.

When natural disasters like hurricanes hit, there is always an immediate need for food, water and medical supplies. However, organized disaster-relief efforts can take days to ramp up – putting communities in danger, especially residents facing ongoing health challenges and food insecurity.

Monkeypox Questions, Answered by an Expert

Jorge Osorio — monkeypox expert and Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition partner — breaks down the virus.

Every new virus outbreak comes with new questions.

As the monkeypox virus (MPV) has spread to nearly 30 countries around the globe beyond the western and central African countries it typically has been found, people are wondering: How does it spread? What exactly is it? What are the symptoms? Do we have a vaccine?

Jorge Osorio — resident monkeypox expert from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Pandemic Defense Coalition partner — has answers surrounding the virus.

Making Research Look More Like Its Patients

With Women as One, we're training under-represented physicians to shape the future of diverse cardiovascular trials.

From the outset of their careers, physicians pledge not to treat "a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being."

They promise to see their patients as people, as they need them to.

The problem is, clinical trials aren't seeing all of the people they need to.

Collaboration Continues To Expand Access in Rwanda

Strong results of pilot program lead to launch of two new second-generation health posts, broader planned expansion.

In Rwanda, more than 80 percent of people live in rural areas where access to primary healthcare is often limited, and many lack access to reliable transportation and financial resources to get to regional healthcare centers. Because of these gaps in access to care, rural Rwandans often find themselves walking long distances or sometimes forgoing medical attention altogether because getting to a doctor is too challenging.

A New Approach to Rural Care in Rwanda

Bridging the Access Gap for Health Tech

Abbott, leading experts discuss how technology can transform the future of healthcare at Aspen Ideas: Health event.

From telehealth visits to in-home COVID tests, health technology became a crucial part of how people accessed care during the pandemic. For many, it defined a new possibility for on-demand, convenient care at a time when health-tech innovation accelerated, and consumers sought health information in a new way. But at the same time, the promise of health tech did not – and still does not – reach many of the people who need it most.


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