If we solve the challenges facing frontline health workers, we will improve healthcare for everyone.

As the world counts down the “decade of action” to make the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals a reality, Johnson & Johnson together with our partners is taking on two of the toughest challenges facing SDG 3 and health systems —closing an 18 million health worker shortage and equipping all frontline health workers to thrive. Solving these challenges is critical to achieving key global health priorities such as universal health coverage.

Johnson & Johnson Launches the Center for Health Worker Innovation at the 74th United Nations General Assembly

The Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation (the Center) was founded to catalyze efforts to respond to the human resource crisis in global health and build a thriving health workforce. The Center is tasked with guiding a $250 million, 10-year commitment to support one million nurses, midwives and community health workers reaching 100 million people by 2030 and the more immediate $50 million commitment to support frontline health workers battling COVID-19. Both commitments have been made by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation. Working with longstanding partners, the Center is developing a global portfolio of programs in regions with the highest community health burdens and frontline health worker gaps, while also ensuring that the current health workforce is thriving and resilient.

COVID-19 has once again brought to light the glaring inequities in our health systems that put the most vulnerable most at risk. Our commitment to help build resilient community-based health systems with thriving frontline health workers at their heart has never been stronger.

Supporting Frontline Healthcare Workers and Our Communities During COVID-19
COVID-19 has brought us face-to-face with the vast devastation infectious disease can bring to individuals, families, communities and the world. At the same time, this unprecedented crisis has cast new light on the essential, selfless and innovative role health workers play in ensuring strong, resilient health systems for everyone, everywhere. Learn how Johnson & Johnson is supporting health workers, their patients and their communities as they navigate the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.
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What does it take to create a truly equitable healthcare system? From entrepreneurs to investors to community workers from across the globe, the new Future of Global Healthcare podcast speaks to the people aligning capital and technology to find the answer. Produced by The Conduit in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation, this series investigates the trends, challenges and opportunities in the global healthcare sector that are being drive for, by and with frontline health workers.
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Johnson & Johnson Foundation is pleased to partner with Women in Global Health (WGH) on a digital Action Labs series to foster dialogue on how gender inequity is impacting the global response to COVID-19.
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At the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation, we believe that sustainable improvements in the delivery of and access to quality primary care require a long-term commitment to enabling and supporting the well-being of the deliverer of care—the frontline health worker.
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