hhc in ActionAs Eisai has grown in the United States, the concept of contributing to the communities in which employees live and work has taken on an added importance. This, too, is part of Eisai's hhc mission - to provide benefits to patients and their families well beyond the discovery and development of important new treatments.
A sample of initiatives are highlighted here:
Eisai Inc. Sponsors Washington, DC Portion of the U.S. State Department Convene Second Annual Breast Cancer Global Congress
Held in October 2011, the 2011 Breast Cancer Global Congress is a collaboration between the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, and convened over 100 participants from over 50 countries in Washington, DC and New York, NY, to share best practices and return home with knowledge that will help improve local breast cancer outcomes. Eisai Inc. sponsored the Washington, DC portion of the Congress.
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Caring to Help OthersIn response to America's rapidly growing need to support older people and those who care for them, Eisai, in partnership with an advisory council of experts in the areas of health, aging and caregiving, developed Caring to Help Others: A Training Manual for Preparing Volunteers to Assist Caregivers of Older Adults.
Recognized by the American Society on Aging and other organizations, this groundbreaking program is helping to provide volunteer caregivers with the knowledge and skills to ease the burden on older adults and their families. In addition, it is raising awareness about the increasing need for assistance in home care.
This detailed, 500-page manual is available online to community-based organizations that prepare volunteers to assist primary caregivers.
C.A.R.E. Pharmacy AwardEisai Inc., in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, has established the C.A.R.E. (Commitment to Alzheimer's Recognition of Excellence) Award to recognize the critical role pharmacists play in supporting people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
The award program allows for patients and families who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease the opportunity to recognize pharmacists who have made a positive difference in their lives.
DVTeamCare™ Hospital Award
Eisai Inc., in partnership with the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), has established the DVTeamCare Hospital Award to recognize hospitals that have made a significant commitment to preventing DVT and dedicating the necessary resources to achieve this goal. The award program will showcase the details of the winning hospital's protocol and implementation plan to help other hospitals enhance their efforts to prevent DVT and its potentially fatal complications.
Community InvolvementWhether they are participating in Eisai-sponsored programs or volunteering on their own, our employees show a community spirit that reflects our mission, vision and values. Some of the organizations and efforts Eisai and its employees have supported include:
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