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Multicultural Health Equity Collective

A cooperative of Pfizer colleagues and 40+ nonprofit partners across the United States, including community groups, healthcare provider associations, legislative caucuses, and patient advocacy groups, The Pfizer Multicultural Health Collective (The Collective) aims to close gaps in care that affect historically disregarded communities by addressing drivers of inequitable health outcomes, including systemic racism.

Pfizer Multicultural Advisory Council

The Collective’s work is guided by the Pfizer Multicultural Advisory Council (PMAC). The PMAC includes leaders from partner organizations who help inform The Collective’s priorities, engage with Pfizer on vital health and policy issues, and provide counsel on specific Pfizer initiatives.

To improve health outcomes and make lasting progress toward health equity, it is critical that historically disregarded communities—and those chosen to represent them—lead the creation of solutions. The Collective works alongside partners who have deep understanding of the evolving community needs and aims to disrupt the drivers of healthcare inequities by focusing on four key impact areas:

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Building community-centered healthcare delivery systems.

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Addressing racial biases embedded into algorithms and misrepresenting the health needs of underrepresented populations. 

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Fostering young talent and early education systems to create a pipeline for a more diverse and representative health workforce.

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Advancing local, state, and national policies addressing systemic racism in healthcare.

Explore how The Collective is partnering to advance health equity.

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The Collective has partnered with a working group of more than 30 individuals to co-author ‘An Action Guide to Disrupt Inequitable Health Outcomes’ highlighting actionable solutions to disrupt drivers of health inequities across four key areas – Healthcare Facilities & Delivery, Research & Data, Workforce Pathways, and Policy.

Access the Action Guide

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Since 2014, The Collective partners have hosted 600+ community health engagement and outreach events, reaching 1.5 million people across the United States.

Learn more in the latest edition of Aviso, a publication that features the work of The Collective partners.

Clinical Trial Diversity

In 2020, The Collective partners helped inform and conduct community engagement in support of COVID-19 clinical trial diversity. Their participation helped to build trust and raise awareness among historically underrepresented communities in clinical trials through the development of culturally relevant education materials and grassroot efforts, which have also informed ongoing clinical trial diversity efforts.

Read more about this collaboration in The Collective Equity in Action: The Impact of Community Engagement on Diversity in a COVID-19 Clinical Trial White Paper.

Health Equity in Action Summit   

In 2022, The Collective hosted the inaugural Health Equity in Action Summit, convening more than 100 leaders across the healthcare ecosystem to discuss and identify solutions to disrupt systemic racism in healthcare. Convened in partnership with The Century Foundation, the National Minority Quality Forum, the National Association of City and County Health Officials, and Morehouse School of Medicine, the Summit informed The Collective’s path forward to keep community needs at the forefront and drive systemic change.

In 2023, the Collective is working with these convening partners on a discussion paper to elevate the many solutions shared during the Summit so they can be further replicated and amplified.

Read more about the Summit.

Community Voices – Health Equity in Action Summit