Merck Company Foundation
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The foundation supports programs designed to promote health, education, and community. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to improve healthcare quality and capacity; increase access to care for underserved populations in select disease areas of global need, including noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS; advance health services delivery; reduce healthcare disparities; foster innovation of healt care delivery; and empower patients as active participants in managing their health. The foundation also supports Merck employees through grants and volunteerism programs designed to address critical health and social issues in communities where Merck has a presence.
Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Care (the Alliance)
Through the Alliance, the foundation supports programs designed to improve timely access to patient-centered care and reduce disparities in care for vulnerable and underserved populations. Special emphasis is directed toward programs that strengthen patient-centered cancer care through coordination of cancer care, patient-provider communication, and psychosocial and other supportive care; implement cross-cutting interventions that address multiple cancer types; integrate components at different levels of the healthcare ecosystem, including patient, healthcare provider/healthcare team, and healthcare system; and collaborate with community partners to foster sustainable initiatives.
Bridging the Gap
Through Bridging the Gap initiative, the foundation supports programs designed to improve access to high-quality diabetes care and reduce health disparities among vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to build sustainable partnerships to address the medical and social determinants of health; redesign health care systems, including the transformation of primary care, to improve diabetes care delivery; increase access to high-quality health care for adults with type 2 diabetes and related comorbidities and complications; and improve health outcomes for individuals with type 2 diabetes through measures such as better glucose and lipid control. .
China-MSD HIV/AIDS Partnership (C-MAP)
The foundation, in partnership with China’s Ministry of Health, supports HIV/AIDS prevention, patient care, and treatment in China. The initiative is designed to raise awareness and reduce discrimination among target populations; reduce HIV transmission through integrated risk-reduction; provide consecutive treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS through an established service network; provide support to orphans and families affected by HIV; build capacity of healthcare works and organizations; and strengthen HIV surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation systems and data management to track program implementation, access, and outcomes.
Grants to Individuals Program
Fellowships to nonresidents of the U.S. who hold M.D. degrees or have equivalent education for specialized training in clinical pharmacology at a U.S. medical school or university.
Neighbor of Choice Program
Through the Neighbor of Choice program, the Merck and the foundation addresses community and quality of life issues in communities where Merck has a major presence. Grants of up to $150,000 are awarded to support programs that promote health, education, and environmental sustainability. Organizations must be located within 15 miles of a participating site and requests must include Merck employee engagement opportunities.
Partnership for Giving (P4G)
The foundation matches contributions made by U.S. and Puerto-Rico based employees and retirees of Merck to organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, animal welfare, health, and human services, up to $30,000 a year. The foundation also awards a $1,000 “Thank You Grant” to nominated nonprofit organizations that have made a difference in the lives of Merck employees.
UNCF/Merck Science Initiative
The foundation, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, awards scholarships and fellowships to African-American biomedical students pursuing studies and careers in the biological and chemical sciences. The initiative is designed to expand the pool of world-class African-American biomedical scientists. The program is administered by the United Negro College Fund. Visit URL: http://umsi.uncf.org/ for more information.