Progress Built on Commitment

Through partnerships across the country, the PhRMA Equity Initiative is committed to creating a more representative workforce and equitable health care system.

Watch our video to learn more about the PhRMA Equity Initiative’s progress, and how we’re committed to building on our 2020 commitments.

Updates on Our Progress

Clinical Trial Diversity

Equitable Breakthroughs in Medicine Development

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Equitable Breakthroughs In Medicine Development (EQBMED) is a pilot program allowing participating institutions to partner with patients, providers, industry leaders, technical experts, and the community at large to bring clinical trials directly to underrepresented and underserved patients. EQBMED is funded and supported by a grant from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Health Equity

PhRMA Announces Nearly $750k In Health Equity Grants

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PhRMA is dedicated to building a more equitable health care system.

The PhRMA CAREs grant program provides financial awards to community-based organizations that work to address health inequities.

The application for the sixth round of CAREs grants is open until Monday, September 2nd at Noon EST.


2023 Pathways to Success Graduate Summit and Career Expo

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The Pathways to Success Graduate Summit and Career Expo is driven industry-wide efforts to build a representative workforce and increase diverse talent in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Building a More Equitable Health Care System

COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact it has had on communities of color has shown us that the time to fix inequities in our health care system is right now. Communities of color must finally receive the highest quality of care. Every patient deserves the opportunity to make rational and informed decisions about their own care. We commit to industry action and to supporting policies that will build a more just, equitable health care system, including:

Improving Clinical Trial Diversity

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Improving clinical trial diversity and building an industry workforce that better represents the diversity of the United States by encouraging a culture of inclusion and investments in educational pathways.

Investing in Data

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Investing in rigorous data and measurement infrastructure by improving data collection and reporting that more accurately measures health disparities.

Promoting Best Practices

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Promoting best practices for improving equity in health care screenings, diagnosis and treatment.

Aligning with Equity Goals

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Align incentives with equity goals by supporting equity-focused quality metrics and equitable access to medicines for all communities.

We are working to deliver a more affordable and equitable health care system for all. For a summary and detailed overview of PhRMA's patient-centered agenda, click below.

Reports and Agency Comments

PhRMA publishes reports about equity efforts and submits public comments to government agencies on issues of health equity and clinical trial diversity.


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