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Doubling down on health equity

Welcome to the first issue of Johnson & Johnson’s Global Health Equity newsletter.

Coming off a transformational year, J&J has reoriented to focus on solving the world’s toughest health challenges through scientific innovation and technology. The Company’s social impact work has also evolved to meet this moment.
Core to everything we do is J&J’s steadfast commitment to a thriving diverse health workforce, especially nurses and community health workers. We are on an urgent mission to close the persistent healthcare gaps that exist in many parts of the world, and in communities that have been historically marginalized.

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4 things to know about Johnson & Johnson’s 2023 Health for Humanity Report

The annual report details the company’s ongoing work in helping to create a healthier world, building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, championing global health equity and more.

Partner highlights

Johnson & Johnson reaches 50 million children through Sight for Kids Program

Together with the Lions Clubs International Foundation, Sight For Kids has provided comprehensive eye health services to more than 50 million students in underserved and low-income communities across North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The program will expand into new areas this year. Read how Sight For Kids, J&J’s global eye-care partnership, is giving the gift of sight to students in Kenya, one vision screening at a time.

Advancing health for communities of color from the ground up

Meet three inspiring healthcare leaders with a passion for health equity who are powering vital community-based organizations doing phenomenal work to uplift and empower their communities. Read more

“Our city ranks one of the worst in the country for health. We can do better, and here’s how.”

Dr. Ala Stanford, a pediatric surgeon and founder of Black Doctors Consortium, and Howard Reid, Head of Global Health Equity at J&J, co-authored an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer calling for solutions to improve health outcomes for Black residents in Philadelphia.

Unleashing partnerships at WHA77 to expand momentum for surgical care

The Global Surgery Foundation event at the 77th World Health Assembly, supported by the J&J Foundation, brought together an expanded coalition of partners focused on building strong surgical care systems worldwide for women’s health equity. Learn more
  • Learn how we are improving access to quality surgical care for long bone fracture and obstetric fistula in resource-limited settings.

Recent milestones

Donating nearly 2.4 billion doses of medicine for intestinal worms

J&J’s longstanding donation program has been extended through 2030 to tackle intestinal worms and help children around the world thrive.

My Health Can’t Wait kicks off for 2024

This community wellness initiative connecting communities to resources and health screenings through free, family-friendly events kicked off in Houston in April.

Where would the world be without nurses?

The new campaign honoring nurses launched during National Nurses Month showcases nurses as inventors, creators, mentors and innovators.

Upcoming events

My Health Can’t Wait

Indianapolis, USA - June 27-30
Louisville, USA - June 29
Cleveland, USA - July 13
New Orleans, USA - July 24-27


Mexico City, Mexico - June 25-27

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