Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka’s Changemakers Launch "Making More Health" Competition

By Ashokas Changemakers, PRNE
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

WASHINGTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2011 -

As part of a three-year global initiative to identify and
support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems
around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka’s Changemakers®
today announced the launch of the href="">Making More Health: Achieving
Individual, Family, and Community
Well-Being competition.

This worldwide competition invites the most innovative models
and solutions that are transforming the field of health today.
 The competition will recognize and award US $10,000 to each
of three winners whose solutions are working to achieve individual,
family, and community well-being.

The Making More Health competition seeks solutions that
work along the entire continuum of health, from prevention and
lifestyle, to detection and treatment. Eligible entries include
those that increase access to quality health services and
treatment; promote prevention, early detection, and diagnosis;
empower individuals, families, and communities to address their
health issues; or target vulnerable and underserved populations.
Entries will be accepted until September 21, 2011.

“The Making More Health competition reflects Boehringer
Ingelheim’s commitment to supporting leadership and innovation in
healthcare and to improving health for individuals, families, and
communities,” said Jean Scheftsik de Szolnok, Vice-President
Southern Europe for Boehringer Ingelheim. “By sourcing new
approaches to healthcare delivery, the competition will contribute
to ensuring a sustainable future in which good health for everyone
is possible.”

Participants can submit competition entries through the href=""> website
where they can discuss and share ideas about different approaches
to health, comment on entries, and vote for winners. An expert
panel of judges, including Dr. Andreas Barner, chairman of the
board of managing directors for Boehringer Ingelheim and Aman
, senior advisor to the CTO at the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, will select a pool of finalists, and the
Changemakers online community will vote to determine the three
winning entries.

“We are excited about the opportunity our partnership with
Boehringer Ingelheim has offered to tap the drive and creativity of
changemakers from around the globe and make their solutions visible
to all who are interested in finding them,” said Diana Wells,
president of Ashoka. “Boehringer Ingelheim is taking an important
leadership role in the sector by recognizing the value that
surfacing community solutions for health is critical to their core

About Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading
pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it
operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000
employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company
has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing, and
marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and
veterinary medicine.

Social responsibility is a core element of Boehringer
Ingelheim’s culture. Involvement in social projects, caring for
employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for
all employees form the foundation of its global operations. Mutual
cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and
sustainability, are intrinsic values of all of Boehringer
Ingelheim’s endeavors.


About Ashoka’s Changemakers

Ashoka’s Changemakers is an online community of action that
connects social entrepreneurs around the globe to share ideas,
inspire, and mentor each other. Through its online collaborative
competitions and open-source process, is one of
the world’s most robust spaces for launching, discussing, and
scaling ideas to solve the world’s most pressing social problems.
Changemakers builds on Ashoka’s three-decade history and vision for
an “Everyone a Changemaker” world by creating a place where the
best ideas in social innovation can be shared, refined, and


For more information contact:
Gaston Wright
Director of Community
Ashoka’s Changemakers
Tel: +54-11-43220567
Email: href="">


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