To enable a new vision for the U.S health innovation sector:
- That prioritizes resource allocation to launch and scale solutions that are meaningfully advancing health equity and doing no harm to historically marginalized communities.
- In which the race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation and gender identity, ability status, and other demographics of health innovators and investors mirrors that of our nation, by increasing representation and allocation of resources in a manner that advances and enables true wellbeing for all.
How we got started
The In Full Health initiative was sparked by the American Medical Association’s strategic plan to embed racial justice and embed equity, specifically related to the “Ensure equitable structures and opportunities in health innovation” strategic approach.
This initial set of principles was co-developed by the AMA Center for Health Equity, the AMA’s External Equity & Innovation Advisory Group, The Greystone Group, and with input from internal AMA innovation and equity stakeholders and more than thirty leaders of organizations working at the intersection of health equity and health innovation. This effort was additionally powered by the incredible teams at digital experience agency, CareContent, and social justice consulting firm, Converge for Change.
As the leading sponsor of this initiative, the AMA recognizes and acknowledges that past practices, policies, and organizational silence have harmed communities that have been historically marginalized, and excluded them from health care and medicine. A more detailed accounting of the AMA’s past can be found on pages 25 to 28 in the AMA’s Organizational Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity.
AMA is grateful to launch this community in partnership with founding collaborator organizations who are committed to helping strengthen, amplify, and integrate the principles into the work they are already leading at the intersection of health, equity, and innovation.
We will work together to build and support the In Full Health community by inviting in health innovation funders, solution developers, and solution purchasers in our respective communities and networks. We will also together engage with In Full Health community to learn, inform, and gather feedback on policy and systems change efforts to advance equitable health innovation opportunities.
To learn about being a collaborating organization, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.