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Abarca announces ‘Better Care Community Program’ to support local nonprofits

Pharmacy benefits provider Abarca Health announced the launch of the “Better Care Community Program,” a philanthropic initiative that seeks to support the work of health-related nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life of communities on the island. 

The program was designed and is managed entirely by Abarca
employees, known as Abarcans, most of whom belong to the “Millennial”
generation.

“Our Abarcans are committed to improving the delivery of health
care services on the island and providing a better experience to all patients,”
said Jason Borschow, president of Abarca Health.

“We know there are many organizations doing incredible work on the
island. With the ‘Better Care Community Program,’ we hope to support local nonprofits
with the financial resources they so need and also contribute to the
fulfillment of their mission,” he said.

Recent studies establish that the majority of the “Millennial”
generation expects the companies where they work to show a commitment to the
causes they care about. 

This is why Abarca said it is placing the selection of the causes
it will support under the “Better Care Community Program” in the hand of its
employees, 85 percent of whom are “Millennials.”

The employees will select three nonprofit organizations to provide
financing and support through consistent volunteer work for up to three years. The
company will employ an innovative approach in the application process and the
deployment of the resources that it will make available to selected non-profit
organizations.

The “Better Care Community Program” application is open to
health-related nonprofit organizations in Puerto Rico. A committee of Abarca
employees will select 10 finalists, which will be asked for a short video
detailing the proposed initiatives.

The videos will be evaluated by Abarca employees, who will vote to
choose the best candidates based on the potential impact on the community, the
alignment with Abarca’s fundamental values, and volunteer opportunities for
Abarcans. The selected organizations will participate in the program for three
years.

The application period for the “Better Care Community Program”
will be open until March 7, 2019. For more information, click HERE.

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This story was written by our staff based on a press release.

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