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Together, We're Changing Lives

Guided by the social determinants of health, we strive to create a world where children, families and communities achieve their full health potential.

Announcements Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy

For the last 25 years, First Hand has changed the lives of nearly 600,000 people in 93 countries around the world. As Cerner’s corporate nonprofit, we have worked to close the gaps in health care and build healthier generations. To celebrate this milestone, we're pleased to present our digital 25th anniversary book!

Funding Apply for Case Grant Funding

First Hand provides funding for children whose families cannot afford medical care, equipment, vehicle modifications, or displacement related to care. Review the assistance criteria and financial guidelines to determine if your child qualifies for funding.

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I just wanted to share with you that Brittany…is now…loving school, loving being a big sister and loving her new smile thanks to First Hand. She is cavity free! Brittany is making sure she keeps those teeth looking great! Family Representative, Community Volunteers in Medicine READ MORE STORIES
Case grant funding just lets you focus on your kid. It lets you focus on their recovery instead of worrying. Tracy, Cayden's Mom, Case Grant Recipient READ MORE STORIES
It’s been so fun to participate and support First Hand that we really don’t even think about the money. It’s the benefit and the outcome and the kids. Doug Reinhardt, HPE, Major Event Sponsor READ MORE STORIES