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.

The application for the fifth round of CAREs grants is open until Tuesday, September 12th at Noon EST. Click to apply.


2023 Pathways to Success Graduate Summit and Career Expo

The summit is driven by industry-wide efforts to build a representative workforce and increase diverse talent in the biopharmaceutical industry. PhRMA is excited to host the virtual 3rd Annual Pathways to Success Graduate Summit and Career Expo on September 27 and 28, 2023.

Pathways to Success: Virtual Graduate Summit and Career Expo

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PhRMA is excited to host the 3rd Annual Pathways to Success Grad Summit on September 27 and 28, 2023. The two-day, free virtual summit is a unique opportunity for students, postdoctoral trainees and faculty to explore biopharmaceutical career opportunities with community partners and PhRMA member companies.

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.

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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