Johnson & Johnson Launches Illustrate Change to Increase Representation in Medical Illustrations

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Johnson & Johnson recently launched Illustrate Change to increase representation in medical illustrations.

Illustrate Change offers a growing library of medical illustrations. The initiative also includes a fellowship to support the future of medical illustrators of color and an awareness campaign to help bring lasting change in the U.S. healthcare system to be more inclusive for patients of color.

The project collaborates with illustrator Chidiebere Ibe, Deloitte and the Association of Medical Illustrators.

“The lack of representation in medical imagery is an issue that directly impacts communities of color and their relationship with the healthcare system,” said Vanessa Broadhurst, Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs at JNJ. “This can lead to feelings of not being seen and continue potential mistrust among communities of color. To that end, our fellowship with the Association of Medical Illustrators is a unique component of Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to addressing racial biases in medicine, increasing representation in healthcare and promoting health equity so that all communities can thrive.”

Illustrate Change is part of the company’s Our Race to Health Equity initiative, a commitment to build a future where a person’s skin color is not a determinant of access to care, quality of care or health outcomes.