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      Our Race to Health Equity stories

      Every story is a step forward in ‘Our Race to Health Equity.’ Read more about how Johnson & Johnson is helping to improve racial health equity in communities across the U.S.
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      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.
      • Working together with J&J fellows and employees, pharmacists, and partners, we’re looking to break down barriers for pharmacy students and change the trajectory.
        Jaime Blais
        Head of Medical and Healthcare Excellence at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
      • Through this scholarship program, we’re helping develop a diverse talent pipeline, which ultimately builds a diverse healthcare workforce.
        Roderick Thornton
        Director, Health Policy & Strategy, Channel, Employer & Health Equity, Johnson & Johnson
      • This scholarship program has made me feel seen and heard in a field where the voices of many that look like me have been ignored or silenced.
        Robel Tesfay
        MPH Meharry Medical College, Alliance for Inclusion in Medicine Scholarship Program Participant
      • 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
      • Exposure to diverse providers who understand the different struggles patients, like my grandmother, experience will lead us closer to the goals of health equity.
        Delyn Owen-Robinson
        PharmD Candidate, 2024, Florida A&M University, Johnson & Johnson Pharmacy Student Scholarship Recipient
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      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.
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      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.
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      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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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      Driving diversity in medical illustration

      A new online database supported by Johnson & Johnson aims to promote racial health equity by increasing imagery of people of color.
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      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.
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      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.

      Our Race to Health Equity

      Johnson & Johnson is committed to eradicating racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color.
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