A partnership between the National Association of Community Health Centers, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) and Direct Relief was selected as one of three winners of the Healthy10 Healthy Community award. The award highlights the BD Helping Build Healthy Communities partnership, a multi-year initiative that expands access and improves care for underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States.
Since 2013, 16 health centers have received funding through the Helping Build Healthy Communities initiative for their innovative approaches to patient care. In addition, BD donated more than 20 million syringes and needles to Direct Relief for patients who are insulin-dependent.
The BD Helping Build Healthy Communities partnership was honored at the first national summit and Healthy10 Awards in Washington D.C. on Feb. 16.