My Health Can’t Wait FAQ
What is “My Health Can’t Wait”?
My Health Can’t Wait is a community wellness initiative designed to help patients and caregivers manage their health through increased access to vital information and resources.
What health resources are available on this site, and where can I find them?
On our Resources page, we’ve assembled a collection of tools and information to help you in partnership with healthcare professionals, community leaders and experts, to help you. The resources cover heart health, stroke, and pulmonary artery disease, cancer, eye health, obesity awareness, inflammatory bowel disease awareness, mental health, HIV — plus tips on how to talk to your doctor and how to collect your family health history and clinical trials.
Why was My Health Can’t Wait created?
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. In the United States, those hit hardest by the pandemic were communities of color, who were disproportionately impacted by the virus and its resulting economic impacts. See more facts.
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 and a pilot program in Illinois and began community engagement and outreach at events in six cities around the United States. The 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 — looking closely at communities where there is overwhelming data that health disparities exist, expanding community initiatives, building additional educational resources like this site to support healthcare providers and patients and growing initiatives with current partners and kicking off new partnerships.
What is Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
At Johnson & Johnson, we weave Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into how we operate every day. Our vision at Johnson & Johnson is for every person to use their unique experiences, abilities and backgrounds, together — to spark solutions that create a better, healthier world. See more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at We All Belong.
What is Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to Health Equity?
In alignment with Our Credo; our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and our legacy of taking on the toughest health challenges, we are working to rebuild healthcare from a diverse perspective by supporting solutions that systemically address racial health equity. Johnson & Johnson aspires to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color. Our company has committed $100 million over the next five years to invest and promote health equity solutions. Learn more at Our Race to Health Equity.
Where can I find information and/or videos from past events?
You can find information about past events on the Events page.
Who do I contact for media inquiries?
Please visit Media Contacts Page for all media inquiries.
Where can I find locations for and information about My Health Can’t Wait sponsored events?
You can see a list of upcoming events and get information about the events by visiting the Events page.