FSG is currently engaged in a multi-year partnership with a global biopharmaceutical company to support an enterprise-wide health equity strategy.
The partnership began with the creation of a health equity strategic framework to guide the company’s actions and role within the industry and the broader ecosystem. The FSG team is working in conjunction with various client teams, including members of a cross-functional working group, an executive committee, and several C-suite members.
A critical aspect of this work is supporting organizational capacity-building for a shared understanding of what “health equity” really means and what it would mean for the company to become intentionally antiracist. The FSG team centered racism as a root cause in developing the company’s health equity framework for the U.S. market. As a result of our ongoing conversations on racism as a root cause of health inequities, the company is increasing aligning its health equity strategy with its public DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) commitments.
In addition to developing a framework to guide the company’s health equity strategy for commercial operations, FSG delivered a playbook with guidance for teams to analyze the six conditions of systems change (policies, practices, resource flows, relationships & connections, power dynamics, and mental models) in order to assess barriers and identify opportunities to advance health equity within their work.
FSG also supported the creation and ongoing facilitation of an advisory board of external experts from across the health care ecosystem (including the patient perspective) to oversee the company’s health equity initiative.
Having developed the enterprise-wide health equity strategic framework, FSG continues to support the company in bringing the framework to life through:
- Development of health equity educational resources and planning tools
- Capacity-building workshops for cross-functional leaders
- Development of a measurement, learning, and evaluation system to support the implementation of the company’s health equity strategy
- Integration of health equity into product commercialization strategies
The FSG team also facilitated the company’s first health equity advocacy summit and is continuing to support efforts to create a unified strategy on health equity across the company’s global footprint.