Community relations
We consider our philanthropy to be a strategic investment in our community.

“At Cardinal Health we take our community role very seriously and are committed to being an engaged corporate partner.  We strategically target our philanthropic support to results-oriented programs and partnerships that help improve the way healthcare is delivered and that promote healthy lifestyles.”

— George Barrett
Chairman and CEO

In partnership with many local and national organizations, we identify critical issues, develop and implement cutting-edge initiatives that make wellness a priority and the utmost in quality patient care the norm.  We leverage our resources and the resources of others, evaluate effectiveness with a goal of producing positive outcomes that make a true impact on critical social issues.  Our model focuses on pilot projects with the intent to spread to wider audiences.

Essential to our Communities

We consider our philanthropy to be a strategic investment in our community. Learn more

How we help

We focus our philanthropic efforts on three program areas that are: Essential to Healthcare, Essential to Wellness & Essential to Community Learn more


We are proud to partner with organizations that enhance healthcare efficiency and quality and result in more cost-effective healthcare; that assure safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medications and that make our communities healthy places to live and work. Learn more
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Essential to the Community

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Essential to the Community

Fight prescription drug abuse

In March 2011, Cardinal Health participated in a special section of The Washington Post titled, Medication Non-Adherence: Fixing America’s Other Drug Problem. Read more about the role Cardinal Health has in the fight against prescription drug abuse and what organizations are doing to address the issue of medication adherence.

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Contact information

Cardinal Health
c/o Community Relations
7000 Cardinal Place
Dublin, OH 43017