Promoting Health in Underserved Communities
Pfizer has teamed up with the National Urban League (NUL) to promote health literacy and wellness within African-American communities. Through this partnership in 2018, we distributed wellness kits at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, reaching more than 500,000 attendees. We also partnered with the Chicago NUL chapter on a health literacy seminar and information session at their Back to School Fest. We plan to expand our work with the NUL to other cities in the future. Also in 2018, Pfizer announced a partnership with the National Medical Association and the National Black Nurses Association on an action plan to improve health equity for African-Americans, with a specific focus on clinical trial awareness and participation.