Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it entered multiple partnerships to help improve health equity for people of color living with diabetes.
Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic committed investments in partnerships with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the T1D Exchange, along with additional research efforts, to better understand and address such disparities, according to a news release.
The company is providing a $1 million sponsorship over the next three years to ADA’s Technology Access Project (TAP) which sets out to provide access and availability of diabetes technology regardless of gender, race, income or location.
“Health equity in diabetes is central to our mission, and unfortunately, for many the latest technological advancements to support living with the disease are not accessible due to insurance barriers and high out-of-pocket costs,” ADA chief development officer Charles D. Henderson said in the release. “…