Aligned with Our Mission, Global in Our Commitment
Making the world a healthier place is a lofty goal, especially when barriers to accessing affordable, quality healthcare exist everywhere. Nevertheless, it is a goal that Medtronic takes very seriously. Every year, Medtronic commits 1.5% of its global profits to philanthropic partners and programmes that build healthy communities around the world. In fiscal year 2014, Medtronic provided more than $80 million to worthy causes.
While those philanthropic programmes and projects address different needs in different parts of the world, they’re all designed to:
- Expand and improve healthcare access, especially in underserved communities.
- Enable patients with chronic illnesses to manage their conditions and use their “extra life” to advocate for others in need.
- Encourage every one of Medtronic’s 85,000 passionate and generous employees to donate time, skills, and resources to efforts in their communities.
We celebrate the fact that more than 10.5 million people were helped by a Medtronic therapy in 2014. But we are keenly aware that quality healthcare is still out of reach for many people because of cost, distance, knowledge, or availability. We have a commitment to change that.
By aligning our philanthropy with the company’s health-focused Mission, we believe we can multiply our impact around the world. However, solving one of the world’s most pressing issues takes partnership. Medtronic works closely with governments, healthcare professionals, community leaders, nonprofit organisations, businesses and patients to put our collective effort into making quality healthcare accessible to everyone.
Together, we are building healthy communities.
Spotlight: Building Healthy Communities in Ireland
Croí, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation, is a registered Irish heart and stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke in the west of Ireland.
The Medtronic Health Access Grant helped the Foundation launch and deliver a hypertension screening and management programme in the west of Ireland. This program will provide screening for undiagnosed hypertension, a referral for appropriate treatment and general public education and awareness.
Medtronic Health Access Grants are awarded to community-based organisations, in 36 different communities around the world, in recognition of their demonstrated commitment to expanding access to chronic disease care for underserved populations.