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- Medibank investment in the community
- Medibank Health Research Fund
- A commitment to environmental health
We're part of your community
With millions of members and retail outlets throughout Australia, Medibank is part of the landscape. Our reach gives us exciting opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of our members, and of all Australians.
We are about better health, but we know that being healthy means different things to different sectors of the community.
Medibank is committed to tackling the growth of childhood obesity at a national level. This chronic problem affecting one in four Australian children from all backgrounds brings with it a range of serious long-term problems for the community and the health sector. We are working to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the next generation of Australians.
Our partnership with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation along with our commitment to addressing Indigenous health equality and investment in health research are shaped by this core commitment, and we seek to connect our people with the causes that are close to their hearts through our volunteering and giving programs.
We see it as our corporate responsibility and believe that our investment today is an important way of building better community health and wellbeing (in all its forms) for tomorrow.
Medibank investment in the community
Medibank’s investment in community programs transforms our commitments into actions. In the 2016 financial year, our investment of $4 million* focused on addressing the factors contributing to childhood obesity, funding Indigenous programs that drive better health and help close the health gap that continues to exist between Indigenous and other Australians, and supporting research that will help find health solutions for tomorrow.
*2016 financial year social investment data has been verified by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) methodology
Medibank Better Health Foundation
At Medibank, we are proud to continue our long standing tradition of supporting health and medical research. Bringing research to life – we do more than just fund research, the Medibank Better Health Foundation aims to be a catalyst for positive change – investing in, advocating, promoting and disseminating research insights to promote healthy behaviours, inform policy and improve clinical practice.
A commitment to environmental health
At Medibank, we understand that the health of the environment has an impact on the health of the community.
We are determined to reduce our own carbon footprint and choose to work with and support organisations that share our commitment.
We will continue to partner with and promote initiatives that actively support a healthy environment such as 202020 Vision, an initiative that since its inception in 2013, has been working to achieve a 20% increase in green space in urban areas by 2020.
Medibank values diversity and seeks to create an inclusive organisation that reflects the communities we are part of. With a Diversity and Inclusion strategy in place, we actively embrace difference and are working to ensure our business is enriched, and our people are supported.