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Our Race to Health Equity
Our Race to Health Equity
Our Race to Health Equity
Our Race to Health Equity

ohnson & Johnson aspires to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color. The Company commits $100 million over the next five years to invest and promote health equity solutions.

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.
Empathy
Understanding the people we serve and the people who make up our communities of color in the U.S.

Care
Taking the scale of our organization and deploying our resources to support communities who are suffering from health inequities in the U.S.

Trust
Building lasting and meaningful partnerships and initiatives that demonstrate our commitment and overall resolve to be a trusted partner with communities of color in the U.S.

Voices of Inclusion

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There is an urgent need to take on the inequities rooted in systemic racism that threaten health in communities of color across the United States. That’s why Johnson & Johnson is focusing its efforts and committing $100 million to address racial and social injustice as the critical public health issue that it is.

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Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs & Chief Communication Officer, Johnson & Johnson
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Our 130+ year history in healthcare, science and technology gives us access to a global network that we will activate and inspire to join us in influencing systemic change that positively impacts the quality of healthcare for Black people and other communities of color.

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Our long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion gives us the foundation to drive sustainable change. We are accelerating and expanding our efforts to strengthen our inclusive culture and build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the patients and communities we serve.

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Over the last year, we've been reminded that systemic racism has had a devastating impact on our society. For centuries, health inequities have contributed to Black Americans and people of color suffering worse health outcomes than their white neighbors. This six-episode series, hosted by Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, features conversations with Black doctors and nurses on the front lines of health equity with the hope that by Starting the Conversation and listening, we create empathy. Through empathy, we gain understanding. And, through understanding, we inspire change.
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Starting the Conversation, New York: If Not Us, Who?
New York is one of the largest and most racially diverse cities in the country, yet the gap between Black and white health outcomes could not be more pronounced. Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs & Chief Communication Officer at Johnson & Johnson, continues the Starting the Conversation series speaking with two physicians and community organizers who have answered the question: “If not us, who?” These healthcare heroes are working to meet people of color where they are to strengthen trust in healthcare providers.

If these conversations speak to you, please consider joining the effort by learning more about the National Medical Fellowships and National Black Nurses Association.
  • Johnson & Johnson aspires to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color. The Company commits $100MM over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions.
  • All our corporate giving is provided to eligible nonprofit institutions and organizations that supply the necessary proof of legal standing and good governance. We do not make donations to individuals, physicians, healthcare professionals or party-political individuals or organizations. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

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