Collaboration with the Academy
Abbott has a long history of collaborating with the Academy to forward the Academy's mission, to accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition.
As a sponsor in the Academy's Corporate Sponsorship program since 2007, Abbott has provided a variety of science-based resources and research for members, actively participated in the Academy's events and programs and generously supported the Foundation.
Highlights of Collaboration through the Academy's Sponsorship Program
- Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition
The Academy was one of the founding members of the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, an interdisciplinary consortium dedicated to clinician collaboration across hospital settings in the U.S. to identify and address adult hospital nutrition. Launched in May 2013, the Alliance was committed to raising awareness about malnutrition and championing for early nutrition screening, assessment and intervention in hospitals amongst the entire patient care team. The Alliance recognized that registered dietitian nutritionists are the most knowledgeable professionals on patient nutrition; a vital source of information on the positive impact of nutrition on the quality of patient care; and a key driver of nutritional collaboration among all hospital clinicians. Visit the Alliance to learn more.
- Resources for Academy Members
Through their sponsorship of the Academy, Abbott has shared a variety of science-based information related to pediatric, enteral and parenteral nutrition, diabetes and malnutrition.
Resources and Research for RDNs/Health Care Professionals
- Support of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Abbott has been a long-time supporter of the Academy Foundation. Through the Foundation, Abbott has funded awards, research grants and other programs, including the Second Century Fundraising Reception in Cleveland, Ohio (May 2017) to celebrate the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 100-year anniversary and raise money for its Second Century Campaign.
Abbott Values Its Relationship with the Academy
"Registered Dietitians have always been the greatest advocates for nutrition. They are in the unique position to bring health care teams together and keep the nutrition status of patients top of mind. As an Academy Premier sponsor, Abbott values our partnership and work with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We are committed to advancing nutrition science and provide clinically proven products and tools that help people live healthier lives." — Matt Beebe, Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Abbott's U.S. Adult & Therapeutic Nutrition Division
RDNs at Abbott
As a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research and development, registered dietitian nutritionists play a critical role across all areas of Abbott's nutrition business. They help lead research and product development initiatives, manage sales teams, educate health care professionals and patients, and build the strategies that develop nutritional products to improve the quality of life for people of all ages.
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 94,000 people. Visit Abbott at www.Abbott.com and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At their healthiest, people can live not just longer, but better. By creating innovative nutrition products, sharing nutrition science expertise and working in partnership with others, Abbott is helping people to build better lives and stronger communities around the world. At Abbott, global citizenship starts with building a more responsible, sustainable and inclusive business. Abbott's efforts focus on three priorities – delivering product excellence, improving access and safeguarding the environment – that allows the company to maximize the promise of human potential around the world. Learn more.
*Please note: these contributions include highlights of those activities organized through the Academy's corporate sponsorship program. This sponsor may have collaborated with the Academy and the Foundation incrementally to these activities, along with sponsoring DPG and/or Affiliate programs and events.