Happier Lives + Health That Lasts

For our patients, our people and our communities

At Diplomat, we strive to educate, encourage and empower our communities through healthy living initiatives.

Diplomat is passionate about health—and not just from 9 to 5. It’s our mission, our philosophy, our purpose. It’s why we get up in the morning. And with the help of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team, we’re able to extend this focus beyond the workplace and into our communities.

At Diplomat, we are building a culture entrenched in being responsible citizens of the communities where we live and work. That’s why we’re committed to giving back.

Our CSR team focuses their efforts on the following three areas.

Better Care

Excelling in patient care, education and support for those most in need

Molly was on her way to LaGuardia to catch a flight home at the end of a business trip. In the cab, her phone rang.

It was her OB-GYN. She started with two words no one ever wants to hear and no doctor wants to say.

“I’m sorry.”

Molly had breast cancer.

The news rocked Molly’s world. In the ensuing months, she lost her job—and nearly lost her home, too.

Since her own diagnosis and subsequent recovery, Molly decided she wanted to use her own experience as a cancer patient to help others going through the same thing. So, she created The Pink Fund.

The Pink Fund helps breast cancer patients struggling to make ends meet by assisting with basic needs.

“While fighting for their lives, many patients lose their livelihoods,” Molly explains. “Our 90-day grant program covers nonmedical cost-of-living expenses, such as health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities.

At Diplomat, we work with patients facing tough diagnoses every day. We know that sticking to treatment is hard enough on its own without having to worry about everything else—house payments, rent, utilities, medical bills and work. It adds up.

“By helping to meet these basic needs, we help to decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.”

Working with patient-centered organizations such as The Pink Fund is one way that we go the extra mile for our patients.

Better Communities

Developing sustainable infrastructure for healthy communities

We believe that better communities are an essential ingredient for better health.

People need room to move and be active. This means green spaces, walkable downtown areas, recreational facilities—and more.

In 2015, Diplomat worked to provide startup funding for Friends of the Alley, a nonprofit organization working to preserve and promote walkable spaces in the city of Flint. After years of boarded-up buildings, downtown Flint has once again become an after-hours hotspot, and Buckham Alley is at the heart of it.

“Beautifying Buckham Alley has given downtown Flint another great space for festivals and special events,” said Kathleen Gazall, chairwoman of Friends of the Alley. “We’ve come a long way in a short amount of time and we are continuing to add more exciting things.”

Diplomat is committed to supporting a vibrant, diverse community. Block by block, Flint is on its way back—and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it.

Better Lives

Empowering people to live active, engaged lives

At Diplomat, we believe that active lives are better lives. Yet we’re also sensitive to the fact that obstacles may stand in the way.

Take Atwood Stadium as one example. For decades the stadium was a hub for community activity in the city of Flint, playing host to football games, minor league baseball and even visits from Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

More recently, the stadium fell into disrepair. The turf was deemed unsafe for athletic activities and the stadium’s lights went dark.

Recognizing this as a major roadblock keeping kids in the city from being active, in 2015, we worked with Kettering University and other local organizations to bring the stadium back to life.

“It has been truly exciting to witness the transformation of Atwood Stadium,” said Robert McMahan, president of Kettering. “It is now one of the finest athletic facilities in the Midwest.”

We’re devoted to helping people live their best life possible—in every circumstance. Sickness or health. Kids and adults. Health is what we do.