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Johnson & Johnson Commits $100M to Provide Health Equity Solutions For Black and Brown Communities

Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to expand its commitment and address racial and social injustice in the U.S. The organization has pledged $100 million over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black and brown communities across the country, according to a news release . The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the economy throughout the year and revealed implicit systemic racism that has greatly impacted health equity in America. “The quality of your healthcare should not be determined by your race and ethnicity,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson, in a press statement . She continued her statement sharing her sentiments of the state of healthcare for Black and brown citizens in America: “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...

Njera Perkins

Nov 18, 2020

Founder & CEO Dan Miller Launches Spora Health, a Primary Care Network Catered to the Culture

Spora Health just launched a primary care network specifically with Black people and people of color in mind. Often times the number of disparities in healthcare that exist for Black people in America can go unaddressed due to a lack of understanding and education among medical professionals. Spora Health just launched for patients in Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Tennessee.   View this post on Instagram   Representation matters. A post shared by Spora Health (@sporahealth) on Nov 6, 2020 at 10:40am PST “An equitable healthcare system has never existed in America, especially for Black folks and that is the goal,” said Spora Health CEO and founder, Dan Miller, in an interview with TechCrunch. According to TechCrunch, Spora Health recently closed on a $1.2 million seed round and is one of the primary care providers for Black people and people of color. Although Spora Health is currently taking a telemedicine approach, they will eventually open physical locations. Patients of...

Shanique Yates

Nov 10, 2020