Prevention is Power

Prevention is Power

Henry Schein Cares Foundation - Prevention is Power

The Henry Schein Cares Foundation (HSCF) Prevention Is Power campaign is a new, multi-year public health awareness campaign aimed at supporting patient adoption of a preventive, integrated health care model to improve overall health outcomes.

The Challenge

6 in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease and 4 in 10 have two or more.
And yet, a 2023 survey by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and OnePoll of 2,000 Americans found that:
Read more about our findings here.

The Opportunity

The Prevention is Power Campaign:

  • Promotes the importance of maintaining routine primary care, oral care, and other screenings
  • Supports health care practitioners with tools to advance understanding of the connection between oral health and overall health

Driving Prevention through Partnership

Through educational tools on preventive care for clinicians and patients, we are leveraging shared networks to increase visibility and maximize outreach across the U.S. to drive patient traffic toward routine preventive care, advance utilization of an integrated model of care, and ultimately have a greater impact on reducing chronic conditions and improving overall health outcomes.

The Prevention is Power campaign is a partnership with trusted organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), the National Medical Association (NMA), and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Prevention is Power Health Care Screening Program

A component of the overall campaign, the Prevention is Power Health Care Screening Program, a partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) provides cash grants, in-kind product donations, and patient education materials to select community health centers throughout the U.S. to drive increased utilization of preventive health care, maintenance, and early detection among existing patients.

HSCF has partnered with CUNY Graduate School of Public Health which, with a team of graduate students, will collect data to evaluate the impact and efficacy of the program. These insights will enable us to create a replicable model to promote preventive integrated health care.

A Promising Future

Together with trusted partners we will develop and disseminate effective educational tools and materials for clinicians to utilize with their patients to support adoption of routine preventive care and identify and support innovative models to promote patient engagement with wellness visits and screening services.

In a second phase of the campaign, we plan to develop pilot programs in select geographies in partnership with providers to bring new patients to regular primary care and oral care. Ultimately, by working together, we will improve overall health outcomes for individuals, communities, and society.

Resource Library

To learn more about the importance of preventive health care and integration of oral health and overall health:

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