Enables 2,040 Children in Napa County to Receive Care in 2014
Napa, CA - July, 2014: Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic, a non-profit organization that provides dental care to the children of
Napa County, is excited 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 the
Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic.
The grant will enable the Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic to more
effectively carry out its mission and expand its ability to provide care
to 2,040 children from underserved areas in Napa County. 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.
"We have had the privilege to partner with Henry Schein for the past
four years," explains Maryam Mohsenzadeh, DDS, Dental Director of
the Queen's Mobile Dental Clinic and Clinic Ole Community Health Dental
Clinic. "Their generous support has helped provide care to thousands
of children in need. From supplies and critical dental equipment to toothbrushes
for our kids, Henry Schein helps provide much-needed oral health care
to underserved communities in Napa."
About Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic
The Children's Mobile Dental Clinic was founded by Queen of the Valley
Medical Center and community partners to address a major health need of
children in our community: access to dental care. Dental cavities are
the single most common chronic disease of childhood, occurring more frequently
than asthma. Full-service dental care is provided to low-income children
at specific locations in Napa County neighborhoods.
In addition to treatment, children and their families receive multiple
sessions of oral health education about causes of tooth decay, the importance
of good nutrition and instruction in the practice of good oral hygiene.
Its goal is to improve the oral health of children 6 months to 21 years
of age in Napa County, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured.
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.