The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is a shining example of the powerful impact of strategic collaboration across sectors.
The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is guided by the two organizations’ shared commitment and deep sense of passion to serve those in need. Alpha Omega, as an international Jewish dental organization, has a deep commitment to “repairing the world”—the concept of tikkun olam—and in this spirit, the Society’s Global Oral Health Initiative has been providing oral health care for at-risk populations worldwide for decades. With Alpha Omega’s unique perspective and special connection with the Holocaust survivor community, the organization recognized the need to improve the oral health and quality of life of this most deserving population and are extremely pleased to provide such essential care through this unique program.
Henry Schein was founded in 1932 based on the belief that the company can fulfill its responsibilities as a corporate citizen by giving back to the industries and communities it serves. Ever since then, Henry Schein has pursued the ideal of “doing well by doing good.” This spirit of corporate citizenship is exemplified through Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, which seek to “help health happen” by expanding access to care for at-risk and underserved populations.
The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is a public-private partnership that was created in response to the White House’s 2014 call to action to help vulnerable survivors age with dignity and support. Since its inception, the program has provided over 1,600 Holocaust survivors across North America with pro bono dental care valued at over $4 million. By increasing Holocaust survivors’ access to oral care, the program seeks to significantly enhance their overall quality of life.