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      The challenge to address health inequities

      Johnson & Johnson selects winners of the 2024 Health Equity Innovation Challenge that aims to address health inequities

      Dr. Daphne Chan is helping to improve clinical trial diversity through the J&J VISIBLE study

      Johnson & Johnson Our Race to Health Equity is profiling the people at the heart of the company who are working to make a more equitable world possible through its Health Equity Champion Spotlight series.

      Finding harmony at the intersection of health and hip-hop

      Uniting music industry icons with health and wellness experts, “the mibo show” podcast offers a trusted and refreshingly candid take on a range of health issues impacting communities of color.

      Inside the science of strokes

      Strokes are responsible for around 140,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. For World Stroke Day, learn how Johnson & Johnson is innovating to help change that stat.

      Janssen Announces Promising Antiviral Activity Against Dengue in a Phase 2a Human Challenge Model

      The antiviral JNJ-1802 induced prophylactic antiviral activity against dengue in a human challenge model Dengue infects millions of people annually and could impact many more as climate change fuels outbreaks The antiviral, previously found to be safe and well-tolerated, is now in a community-based field study to establish efficacy in a real-world setting

      Health Equity Champion spotlight: How Dr. Yolanda Lawson fosters inclusion through clinical trial diversity

      Our Race to Health Equity is partnering with National Medical Fellowships to address health inequities and help make the next generation of physicians as diverse as the patients they serve. Through this series, we’re profiling people at the heart of Johnson & Johnson who are working to eliminate persistent gaps and create more effective and equitable health systems.

      Health equity champion spotlight: For Heather McLaughlin and London Wills, advocacy is personal

      Through this series, Our Race to Health Equity is featuring people at the heart of Johnson & Johnson who are working to make a more equitable world possible.

      How Johnson & Johnson is helping build a sense of belonging by investing in student nurses of color

      A diverse nursing workforce is a better nursing workforce—one that improves quality of care and patient outcomes for all populations. That’s why Johnson & Johnson has put its support behind two pilot programs aimed at setting nurses up for success on campus and in healthcare settings.

      My Health Can’t Wait: Working to close the racial health gap through meaningful partnerships and a community-first approach

      Johnson & Johnson recently partnered with two Philadelphia community organizations to support the launch of My Health Can’t Wait, a community wellness initiative connecting people of color with vital health information and resources.

      Driving diversity in medical illustration

      For Black History Month, learn how a new online database supported by Johnson & Johnson aims to promote racial health equity by increasing imagery of people of color.

      CARVYKTI® (ciltacabtagene autoleucel) Reduces Risk of Disease Progression or Death by 74 Percent in Earlier-Line Multiple Myeloma Treatment in the Landmark Phase 3 CARTITUDE-4 Study

      At 16-months median follow-up, CARVYKTI® significantly improved progression-free survival compared to two standard treatmentsi Data presented at the 2023 ASCO and EHA Annual Meetings and published in The New England Journal of Medicine

      Meet 3 Johnson & Johnson climate champions

      For Earth Day—and as Johnson & Johnson continues to make significant progress toward meeting its climate goals—learn about some of the employees who are working to impact both human health and the health of the planet.

      Advancing unconscious bias training for healthcare professionals

      With support from the Our Race to Health Equity Business Matching Fund, Johnson & Johnson Institute and CME Outfitters are training healthcare professionals to recognize and address inequities in healthcare to improve patient care for historically marginalized individuals.

      5 things we now know about peripheral artery disease

      The common circulatory condition is a leading cause of amputations in the U.S. Learn why Black Americans are disproportionately affected and how Johnson & Johnson is helping to raise awareness about the disease.

      Advancing diversity: 3 healthcare experts share their career stories

      The statistics are stark: People of color are vastly underrepresented in medical and scientific professions. But various programs—including ones sponsored by Johnson & Johnson—are working to help level the playing field.

      “As black men, we keep things close to the hip": 5 questions for a urologist about prostate cancer

      The goal to eliminate prostate cancer starts with getting people to talk about it—especially Black men, who are two times more likely to die from the disease than most other men. For Black History Month, we spoke with a physician about building awareness and normalizing tough conversations.

      2 big ideas to help lower the risk of maternal-fetal complications in BIPOC women

      Women from historically underrepresented communities have a higher risk of pregnancy complications. So Johnson & Johnson Innovation challenged researchers to propose potential solutions that aim to address this troubling healthcare disparity. These awardees just might be the game changers.

      Meet 7 people who inspired us in 2022

      Mobilizing to help coworkers in need. Increasing diverse representation in clinical trials. Advocating on behalf of people living with life-altering medical conditions. Learn about the extraordinary ways these trailblazers made a difference in 2022.

      Working to ensure equal access to mental healthcare for all

      Two new Johnson & Johnson initiatives aim to remove the obstacles people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community have historically faced in getting help with mental illness. The head of Janssen Neuroscience, Courtney Billington, explains why breaking these barriers is a priority—and a personal mission.
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