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

July 2022: Equitable Breakthroughs in Medicine Development

Equitable Breakthroughs in Medicine Development, a first-of-its-kind, cross-collaborative, community-based effort, seeks to tackle systemic challenges to clinical trial participation and share our findings broadly to help drive change.

This partnership is focused on supporting local sites and patients in underrepresented communities to enhance clinical trial diversity in a sustainable way.

Health Equity

PhRMA Announces Nearly $500k 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.

Learn more about the latest round of awardees and their efforts to improve access to medicines.


2022 Pathways to Success Graduate Summit and Career Expo

infographic detailing 784 registered participants and 224 schools represented at the PhRMA graduate summit

On September 28 and 29, PhRMA held its second annual graduate summit and career expo, Pathways to Success. Over the course of the two-day summit, we welcomed over 700 registered participants, representing 224 schools, from across the country.

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

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

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

Promoting Best Practices

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

Aligning with Equity Goals

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.

Member Company Efforts

PhRMA and the companies we represent are driving progress to promote more diversity in clinical trials and ensuring underserved communities receive access to important therapies. Our companies are building infrastructure in local communities to make it easier for patients to plug in to the health care system and knock down some of the barriers that prevent patients from accessing clinical trials. Other efforts include attracting more diverse talent to our industry and expanding partnerships with diverse suppliers and vendors.

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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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