Medtronic Addresses Diabetes Care Disparities With New Equity Initiatives
The company announced new research investments and partnerships with the American Diabetes Association and the T1D Exchange to address racial disparities in treatment of diabetes.
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The company’s plan to reduce barriers to clinical trial participation for underrepresented groups includes the creation of nearly 300 new scholarships at medical schools of historically black colleges and universities and minority nursing associations.
The company reported its progress in key environmental, social, and governance areas over the past year along with some new performance targets related to sustainability and inclusion. Medtronic also added a new “tagline” to its brand.
The fund will support financial institutions in underserved communities and promote an economic cycle focused on creating jobs.