MATTER announces collaboration with American Medical Association to advance equitable health innovation
MATTER joins AMA’s In Full Health initiative
March 10, CHICAGO — MATTER announced a collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA) and leading industry stakeholders to advance equitable health innovation opportunities to benefit communities that have been historically marginalized.
The In Full Health Learning and Action Community to Advance Equitable Health Innovation is a newly launched network and accompanying set of principles that offers organizations a framework to center equity in their health innovation investment, development and purchasing efforts as they actively work to shift resources and decision-making to uplift populations that have been historically marginalized.
As our healthcare system is propelled into a new era of digital innovation and transformation, it is imperative that technological advancements are designed equitably and inclusively such that they remedy — rather than exacerbate — inequities in our healthcare system. This collaboration with the AMA parallels existing MATTER initiatives, such as the Advancing Health Equity event series and the Health Equity Innovation Accelerator, both of which MATTER launched in 2021.
“MATTER is committed to harnessing our ecosystem of healthcare innovators to write a new health equity narrative,” said Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER. “Our collaboration with the American Medical Association will help our community contribute to making health more accessible and equitable for all.”
Learn more about the In Full Health initiative.
At MATTER, we believe collaboration is the best way to improve healthcare. The MATTER collaborative includes more than 700 current and alumni startups from around the world, working together with dozens of hospitals and health systems, universities and industry-leading companies to build the future of healthcare. Together we are accelerating innovation, advancing care and improving lives. For more information, visit matter.health and follow @MATTERhealth.
About the American Medical Association
The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care. The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises, and driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care. For more information, visit ama-assn.org.