Access to Healthcare

Access to Healthcare

We are committed to collaborating with our partners to be first on scene in times of crisis with high-quality product and resource donations; to improving access to healthcare through public and private partnerships; and to recognising and celebrating health systems providers and public health research that advance clinical practice and expand patient treatment.

Baxter-donated products arriving in Puerto Rico with Americares Emergency Response Flight. Photo Credit: Alejandro Granadillo/Americares.

Product Donations

To supplement the philanthropic support of the Foundation, we proactively partner with humanitarian aid partners — Americares, Direct Relief and Partners In Health — to pre-position products for times of crisis, as well as to address ongoing needs in underserved communities. 

To achieve this, we have implemented a best-practice manufacture-to-donate strategy, factoring the critical needs of our partner organisations into our manufacturing and distribution plans to help ensure the people they serve have access to essential Baxter products.

We are also a proud member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a unique alliance of non-profit and corporate organisations leading the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donation. 

Photo courtesy of Americares.

IHF Press Release

Increasing access to care

The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity with a mission to eliminate premature death from heart disease and stroke in Ireland. It works to affect positive change in the lifestyles of Irish people, to achieve better outcomes for those affected by heart disease and stroke and to challenge when the health of the nation is put at risk.

In 2018, The Baxter International Foundation has awarded a grant of approximately €60,000 to the Irish Heart Foundation for the expansion of its Mobile Health Unit to communities across Ireland.


Baxter International Foundation Prize Programmes

Foster G. McGaw Prize

Foster G. McGaw Prize LogoThe Foster G. McGaw Prize honors healthcare delivery organisations for their outstanding commitment to improving the health and well-being of the people they serve through communitywide innovative collaboration.

The annual prize, administered by American Hospital Association (AHA), awards $100,000 to a winning organisation and $10,000 to three finalists.

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2017 Recipient

2016 Recipient

William B. Graham Prize

William B. Graham Prize Award LogoThe William B. Graham Prize acknowledges the national or international contributions of health services researchers who apply analytic methods to examine and evaluate the organisation, financing, and/or delivery of health services.

Awarded annually, the $50,000 prize is administered by the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

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Episteme Award

Episteme Award LogoThe Episteme Award recognises outstanding research conducted by a nurse. The purpose of the award is to reward nurses who make exceptional contributions to the healthcare field.

The $15,000 award is given once every two years and is administered by Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honour society.

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