Embed equity throughout innovation

Keith A. Wailoo, Victor J. Dzau, Keith R. Yamamoto

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Abstract

The social benefit of technologies is frequently unevenly realized across the United States. Rural communities, individuals with disabilities, and historically marginalized groups face out-of-reach costs or lack access to products that meet their needs. Blame is typically placed on complicated regulatory processes or complex delivery systems, but this response neglects the problem that equity is not baked into the nation's innovation process at any stage. The United States needs to rethink its entire innovation ecosystem to incorporate equity as a foundational guiding principle-from research design and funding requirements to policies and regulations that govern the delivery and oversight of new products to the public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1029
Number of pages1
JournalScience
Volume381
Issue number6662
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 8 2023

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