We know achieving health equity is not something that any one company or organization can tackle alone. At Takeda we are committed to working with other organizations to help those living with cancer navigate through a complex and ever-changing landscape – from diagnosis to survivorship. A focus on health equity is critical to improve outcomes for underserved and underrepresented people with cancer – including the many rare types of cancer – and the ability for every person to achieve their full health potential.
We are driven to do our part to advance health equity by increasing community capacity, and empowering grassroots organizations who are leading the way and impacting change for their local community. Our Improving Health Equity in Cancer: A Community Grant Program aims to do just that.
The grant program was opened to applications in 2022 and will be awarding up to 1 million dollars in grant fundings to nonprofit community-based organizations that are providing services to people with cancer across their local community. Helping to support their vital role in raising awareness or improving access to diagnostics testing and evidence-based treatments, to support proper diagnosis and care among underserved patients, and advance health equity for all people living with cancer.