First Hand has always been a way for Cerner associates to give back to the community around them and fill the gaps in health care that they see in their roles. If you ask Cerner leadership, you’ll discover that First Hand is more than just a part of what Cerner does – it is the heart and soul of the organization.
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Close your eyes and think about the last time you supported your favorite charity, tossed paper in the recycling bin, or helped out a friend. Several examples probably come to mind, and you probably feel pretty good about that!
Five-year-old Gwendolyn is a happy, kind and exuberant child whose smile, unfortunately doesn’t reflect her personality. During a free health screening at her elementary school a nurse discovered extensive decay, resulting in a dental referral for three fillings, eight stainless steel crowns as well as two root canals. Gwendolyn’s mother works full time and her father is on disability.
“Thank you for giving us hope.” A patient said that to me at the first Operation Safe vaccination clinic, and the sentiment has been echoed by countless others throughout the 12 weeks, 32 clinics and nearly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered since.
View our latest annual report and learn outcomes from Cerner Charitable Foundation's individual medical grants and wellness programs, volunteerism and community initiatives and strategic partnerships.
See what our supporters have to say about Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) and our medical grants, wellness programs and engaging volunteerism, made possible through their generosity.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand Foundation) launched Feeding the Front Lines KC to provide meals from local restaurants to the healthcare professionals and first responders who are working around the clock to care for patients and save lives.
Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand Foundation) is building healthier tomorrows and stronger communities around the world through individual medical grants and wellness programs, engaging volunteerism, community initiatives and strategic partnerships.
Be a part of our annual Legacy Golf Tournament and support Cerner Charitable Foundation's effort to provide equitable access to healthcare through individual medical grants and health and wellness programming.
Through Cerner Charitable Foundation's Care Kits program, children facing difficult circumstances receive their own kits full of age-appropriate personal items, creating a sense of comfort and security.