Health Equity Innovation Challenge
Racial and social injustices and inequities have long plagued society and the health of communities of color across the United States. At Johnson & Johnson, we aspire to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color. We’re launching the Johnson & Johnson Health Equity Innovation Challenge to seek and accelerate innovations with the potential to advance health equity.
The Challenge aims to support potential innovative solutions from local entrepreneurs, innovators and local community-based organizations– in six cities across America: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City and Philadelphia.
A local approach to achieving health equity requires investing in the people driving change within their own communities. Johnson & Johnson will award funding to selected applicants from a pool of at least $1,000,000, as well as potentially provide:
- Mentorship from leaders across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies as well as from experts outside of the company.
- Visibility through coordinated communications.
- Access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS ecosystem, which provides leading healthcare start-ups with access to educational programming and networking, resources, amplification opportunities, and the chance to connect with therapeutic area experts and investors.
The opportunities for change, founded in innovation, are boundless: our goal is to bring transformative potential solutions one idea at a time, to one community at a time.