Starting the Conversation
NMF was delighted to support the development of Johnson & Johnson's video series, which features several of our alumni who are on the frontlines of the fight for health equity. The conversations are real and powerful—and drive home the urgency of our mission to elevate more excellent health care leaders of color to serve the communities that need them most.
About the Series
Over the last year, we've been reminded that systemic racism has had a devastating impact on our society. For centuries, health inequities have contributed to Black Americans and people of color suffering worse health outcomes than their white neighbors. This six-episode series, hosted by Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, features conversations with Black doctors and nurses on the front lines of health equity with the hope that by Starting the Conversation and listening, we create empathy. Through empathy, we gain understanding. And, through understanding, we inspire change.
Chicago: History and Hope
Chicago’s historically Black South and West Sides are something of a ground zero in the fight for racial justice. Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, begins the series in his hometown, where his grandparents operated a nursing home and rehabilitation center for the community. Just because health disparities have always existed is no reason to allow them to stand. Sneed speaks with two health professionals working to change that narrative and reality.
Featured NMF Alumnus: Ronald Rembert Jr., M.D.