February 6, 2023 – Henry Schein will open the Nasdaq Stock Market to recognize the vital role public-private partnerships play to catalyze change within health care and to celebrate the partners that the Company has worked with through the years to help enhance access to quality health care for patients most in need. The event will spotlight national programs, such as Give Kids A Smile®, Release the Pressure, and S.M.I.L.E. Healthcare Pathways™, and feature the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), the National Medical Association (NMA), the National Dental Association (NDA), Robert I. Schattner Foundation (RIS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and other key partners.
Since its founding, Henry Schein, Inc. has grown to become a global leader in delivering health care solutions for one million customers worldwide. Henry Schein has been a member of the FORTUNE® 500 since 2004 and a member of the S&P 500® stock index since 2015. With approximately 22,000 Team Schein Members and operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories, Team Schein continues to expand its global footprint and its business offerings, which include 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes for health professionals.
To continue to provide solutions to health care professionals, Henry Schein is expanding its work with key stakeholders to make the world healthier. Since 2003, Henry Schein has supported Give Kids A Smile, the American Dental Association Foundation’s signature access-to-care program. To date, the program has helped deliver free oral health education and services to seven million underserved children.
In addition to ADAF, Henry Schein has been working with the NMA and other partners in support of the Release the Pressure (RTP) program, which supports Black women in a movement for healthy blood pressure. RTP brings together a dedicated coalition of national health care professional organizations — NMA, Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Minority Health Institute (MHI) — with a shared goal of ensuring that Black women have the power, knowledge, opportunities, and resources to achieve optimal health. The program aims to reach more than 300,000 Black women, and to encourage making heart health a priority by taking its pledge at www.ReleaseThePressure.org.
Similarly, Henry Schein has been working with NDA, RIS, and other partners to promote oral health equity among people of color, advocating for the needs of and mentoring dental students of color, and raising the profile of the profession in our communities. This summer Henry Schein, NDA, and RIS, along with other key partners, plan to offer a summer camp for underrepresented teens, exposing students to career opportunities within the oral health profession to encourage greater interest in the profession.