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About My Health Can't Wait

About My Health Can’t Wait

Bringing You Community-Focused Health Resources
My Health Can’t Wait is a community wellness initiative to help patients and caregivers in communities of color manage their health through increased access to vital information and resources.

My Health Can’t Wait History

During the pandemic, patients were more frequently delaying their healthcare, which can have major implications, including worsened health outcomes, diminished quality of life and more.

As a response in 2020, Johnson & Johnson MedTech launched My Health Can’t Wait to educate and inspire people to prioritize their health. In 2021, a partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals built on the initiative’s momentum by focusing on community outreach in U.S. cities where people experience some of the greatest health disparities and barriers to care. My Health Can’t Wait added tailored research, PSAs, a pilot program in Illinois and began community engagement and outreach at events in six cities around the United States. The community wellness events reached thousands of community members providing health education and screenings to uncover information that could lead to improved health outcomes.

My Health Can’t Wait is now focused on scaling up these efforts for a larger impact — expanding community initiatives, building additional educational resources to support healthcare providers and patients, growing initiatives with current partners and kicking off collaborations in the name of better health.
A commitment to health equity
A Commitment to Health Equity
My Health Can’t Wait is part of Our Race to Health Equity, our company’s commitment to advancing racial health equity within the United States. In alignment with Our Credo and legacy of taking on the world’s toughest health challenges, Johnson & Johnson is working to rebuild healthcare from a diverse perspective by supporting and co-creating solutions that increase health equity across four strategic focus areas:
Community Engagement and Education
Community Engagement and Education
Supporting patients and end users with tools, resources and community-based services to manage their health and increase health literacy.
Community Health Capacity Building
Community Health Capacity Building
Expanding access to affordable, community-centric care through investments in community health centers, community health workers and other care model innovations.
Culturally Competent Care
Culturally Competent Care
Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the healthcare talent pipeline and workforce and promoting an equitable and trustworthy point-of-care experience for patients of color.
Inclusive Research and Representative Clinical Trials
Inclusive Research and Representative 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.
The more you know about your health, the more you can do to manage it. Together with healthcare professionals, community leaders and experts, we’ve assembled a collection of resources and information to help you on your journey.
Our race to health equity
Our Race to Health Equity was launched with the bold ambition that together, we can create a world where the color of your skin is not a determinant of your access to care, quality of care or health outcomes. Through this $100 million commitment, Johnson & Johnson aspires to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color.
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 135 years we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest, most diversified healthcare products company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and create healthier communities for everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly impact health for humanity.