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      Our race to health equity

      A woman getting her blood taken by a female HCP at a My Health Can't Wait event

      Three ways our race to health equity is changing the culture of healthcare

      Through our workforce

      Building a diverse healthcare workforce to cultivate innovative and inclusive solutions. We are partnering with universities, hospitals and healthcare organizations to build a diverse healthcare workforce internally and externally.

      Through our investments

      Investing in and supporting care models and solutions that drive healthier outcomes. We have engaged in community and social impact initiatives and leveraged our long-standing partnerships, dedicated employees and company resources to build solutions and spark life-changing innovations that support closing the racial health gap.

      Through our collaborations

      Creating enduring partnerships and encouraging everyone to join the race to health equity. No one entity can solve this problem alone. We are leading by example, using our talent for good, sharing best practices and lessons learned and co-creating solutions with our powerful partnership network to address racial and social health determinants.
      A headshot of Doctor Richard Browne
      I’ve always felt that part of the reason my father-in-law experienced such a heart wrenching outcome was the color of his skin. I am hopeful about the future of health equity, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
      Dr. Richard Browne
      Senior Medical Executive, Cardiovascular and Metabolism Medical Affairs at Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Cardiovascular and Metabolism Health Equity Task Force Lead

      Community health capacity building

      Expanding access to affordable, community-centric care through investments in community health centers, community health workers, and other care model innovation

      Community engagement & education

      Empowering patients and end users with tools, resources, and community-based services to “own” their health and increase health literacy

      Culturally competent care

      Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health care talent pipeline and workforce, and promoting an equitable point of care experience for POC patients

      Diversity in clinical trials

      Increasing access to clinical trials through diverse site selection and patient recruitment, as well as incorporating equity into end-to-end therapy and device design

      People first culture

      Cultivate one of the most diverse and inclusive workforces that inspires innovative healthcare solutions around the world.

      Healthier communities

      Help close the racial mortality gap by investing in culturally competent community care models that create health outcomes for people of color.

      Enduring alliances

      Lead and leverage J&J’s powerful partnership network to combat racial and social health determinants.c

      My Health Can’t Wait

      Access vital health information and resources that can help inform your health journey today.

      Featured stories

      Morgan State University: Supporting the next generation of diverse researchers

      Johnson & Johnson and Morgan State University welcomed the ninth cohort for the ASCEND (A Student-Centered Entrepreneurship Development) Scholars program.

      The personal side of PAD: How Dr. Richard Browne is helping to Save Legs and Change Lives

      Our Race to Health Equity is featuring the people at the heart of Johnson & Johnson who are working to make a more equitable world possible through its Health Equity Champion Spotlight series. September was Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month, a disease which disproportionately affects Black Americans. PAD is a leading cause of amputations in the U.S., but many in the Black community don’t know they have the disease. Dr. Richard Browne, a cardiologist who serves as Senior Medical Executive, Cardiovascular and Metabolism Medical Affairs at Janssen, is working to change that.

      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.

      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.
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