Medline CARES—addressing social determinants of health
Medline is committed to taking care of its employees, customers and the community at large. Giving back to the communities where our employees live and work is intrinsic to our century-long history and to our vision forward.
Under-resourced communities, already disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, became even more vulnerable due to COVID-19 and were further impacted during the racial unrest spreading throughout these communities.
In 2020 we introduced our Medline CARES program, which works to address the issues affecting our communities by investing crucial financial and human resources, stimulating health equity and improving population health. This is and will always be our ongoing commitment to our communities.
In 2020, significant resources were invested in communities nationwide through Medline CARES initiatives.
Food insecurity—contributed a total of $52,500 to 12 organizations addressing food insecurity.
Economic stability—contributed a total of $67,500 to eight organizations that provide emergency relief and safety net programs to vulnerable populations.
Education support—contributed a total of $19,000 to three organizations addressing challenges for students and their families.
Health and healthcare—contributed a total of $17,500 to four organizations addressing access to healthcare.
Social and community—contributed a total of $15,000 to two organizations addressing social cohesion in communities.