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Premier Cares Award Application Portal Opens Soon

October is a time for pumpkin lattes and football games. It is also a time to support local, grassroots organizations that care for disadvantaged populations.

Each year at our annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, Premier® presents its Monroe E. Trout Cares Award to a not-for-profit, community-based program that provides innovative healthcare solutions to an underserved group. In addition, the award-winning organization receives $100,000 from Premier in support of its program.

To qualify for the Premier Cares Award, programs must be U.S.-based, stand-alone entities that operate independently from a hospital or healthcare system. Past winner examples:

The application portal will be open from Nov. 1, 2019 through mid-January 2020.

We invite Premier members to help spread the word about the Premier Cares Award, notifying worthy, community programs so that they may prepare to submit an application.

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