In Full Health is a community committed to advancing equitable opportunities in health innovation investment, solution development, and purchasing.

The Business Case

A just and equitable society is one in which every person has the resources and opportunities to be healthy and well. Stakeholders in the health industry share a moral and ethical obligation to ensure health equity. We also share an opportunity. By investing in full health for all, our nation stands to flourish and prosper.

The Business Case

A just and equitable society is one in which every person has the resources and opportunities to be healthy and well. Stakeholders in the health industry share a moral and ethical obligation to ensure health equity. We also share an opportunity. By investing in full health for all, our nation stands to flourish and prosper.

  • Despite decades of increasing investment in health innovation, the U.S. continues to experience worse health than other high-income nations and persistent inequity.
  • As the country continues to shift to value based payment, the business imperative to advance equity in population health grows stronger.
  • The exclusion of the majority of the U.S. population from health innovation resourcing is preventing meaningful progress in national health improvement.
  • The benefits of inclusive and equitable decision-making and resource allocation on financial performance and solution impact are well documented.
  • By investing in solutions created for, with, and by historically marginalized communities, the U.S. stands to make measurable progress in national health and economic prosperity.
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The Principles v1.0

Imagine a future where all people in the U.S. are in full health — in which each of us is seen, heard, honored, valued, treated, and cared for in full.

We invite you to move toward this future with us by prioritizing investment in health innovations developed by, with, and for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other communities of color; women; LGBTQ+ communities; communities with disabilities; communities with low income; rural communities; and other communities historically marginalized by the health industry—working together to embed and evolve the following principles.

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The Principles v1.0

Imagine a future where all people in the U.S. are in full health — in which each of us is seen, heard, honored, valued, treated, and cared for in full.

We invite you to move toward this future with us by prioritizing investment in health innovations developed by, with, and for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other communities of color; women; LGBTQ+ communities; communities with disabilities; communities with low income; rural communities; and other communities historically marginalized by the health industry—working together to embed and evolve the following principles.

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Dismantling structural racism, sexism, and bias in health innovation resource allocation begins with organizational self-assessment.

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Impact on health equity is a fundamental metric that should be used in assessing the value created by all health innovations.

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Greater investment is needed in health innovations developed specifically to improve health in and/or eliminate inequities experienced by historically marginalized communities, with resources and support prioritized for innovators designing from within these communities.

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More health innovation investment models should support asset ownership and wealth development within historically marginalized communities.

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While health innovation funders, solution developers, and customers have a significant opportunity for impact at the organizational level, industry influencers must engage in addressing systems-level barriers and needs.

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From Our Community

From Our Community

As someone who has spent the last twenty years at the intersection of health, technology and underserved populations, it is clear that many existing innovations fail to provide their full potential to all populations of users equally. Most health innovations are designed and developed for “everyone” but these solutions are, almost always, built by people who are not from marginalized communities nor have substantial knowledge or experience with these communities. As a result, product design and development assumptions are often not appropriate for users from these groups. With the In Full Health community, we can work together to change this and in doing so, improve the value of these promising tools for everyone.
Chris Gibbons
Chris Gibbons MD, MPHFounder & CEO The Greystone Group, Inc.
As a safety net doctor and a leader in digital health, I’m seeing broad interest by employers in advancing health equity in their populations but uncertainty in knowing where to start and how to begin. I believe because of the disparities that Covid-19 magnified, we have a large but narrow window to make measurable progress towards equitable outcomes. I’m excited to support the In Full Health initiative because to me it is a critical and urgent next step to lay down the ‘how’ that employers and organizations that serve them are looking for now.
Shantanu Nundy
Shantanu Nundy, MDChief Medical Officer, Accolade
As a leader in digital health, I see a unique opportunity to bring the principles of health equity to every health innovation. This will allow the sector to improve health outcomes for all and grow the overall impact of the health sector. As the field builds for an increasingly diverse group of end-users, innovators must ensure that digital health solutions center equity, inclusion, and are culturally informed. In Full Health’s Equitable Innovation Principles offer a starting point for folks launching new organizations, supporting entrepreneurs, crafting policy, and working towards systems change. By applying these principles, innovators are one step closer to future-proofing digital health.
Katie Drasser
Katie DrasserCEO, RockHealth.org

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We invite all those who fund, develop, purchase, and influence the ecosystem of health solutions to join us in advancing equitable health innovation investment and resource allocation.

Join the Community

We invite all those who fund, develop, purchase, and influence the ecosystem of health solutions to join us in advancing equitable health innovation investment and resource allocation.

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In Full Health is a community committed to advancing equitable opportunities in health innovation investment, solution development, and purchasing.