Takeda and Discovery Education Partner on New Initiative Focused on Equality in Healthcare – AccessWire | Team Cansler

CHARLOTTE, NC / ACCESSWIRE / November 16, 2022 / Takeda, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, and Discovery Education, the leading global edtech company, today announced a new partnership focused on transformative education for healthcare equity. The educational initiative – Better Health in Action: From the Classroom to the Community – is designed to empower the next generation of health equity leaders to educate themselves on the urgent, pervasive problem of health inequalities and be a force for change.

Designed to engage students in the critical issues of health justice worldwide and their connections to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Better health in action provides a range of engaging digital resources for students, educators, and families in grades 6-8, free of charge. Better health in actionDesigned for learning venues, standards-aligned resources provide students with tools to explore health equity, understand health literacy, and address health inequalities in their communities.

Through videos, self-paced learning modules and family discussion guides, soon to be available in nine languages, this initiative analyzes inequalities in the community and how everyone can do their part to address them through improved health and education. In addition, the Better Health in Action website, which will be available worldwide, introduces students to the lives of a diverse portfolio of professionals with career paths focused on STEM and health, and offers students the opportunity to explore their future and potential in the To present the path to health equity.

“As a company that is more than 240 years old, we have always asked ourselves what else we can do for patients? As director of Takeda’s Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs, obstetrician-gynecologist for over 20 years, and assistant associate professor, I know there is much more work to be done before we can achieve health equity – where everyone, everywhere, has the opportunity and resources to realize their full health potential,” said Charlotte Owens, MD, vice president and director of the Takeda Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs. “Justice begins with understanding, and that’s why we’re committed to partnering with Discovery Education to help students achieve it , to understand the principles of health equity and to recognize health inequalities in their own communities We also have a responsibility to create the world we want for generations Discovery Education is our ideal partner in creating this next To inspire the next generation by providing educational solutions for students to become champions in health justice.”

Better Health in Action currently offers educators and students a range of comprehensive career profiles and student activations. Students can deepen learning with activities that teach STEM skills and inspire leadership. Career profiles include Takeda executives including:

  • Charlotte Owens, MD, vice president and director of the Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs;
  • Kimberly Aguilar, B.Sc., a manufacturing scientist; and
  • Craig Kaftan, M.Sc., Associate Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“Health is a building block for success in life. In partnership with Takeda and our first program with a narrow focus on health equity, we’re helping students show the power of health and how equity is at the heart. With comprehensive health-focused resources that highlight STEM skills through engaging activities and inspiring career opportunities, Better Health in Action eempowers today’s students to make lifelong positive changes,” said Amy Nakamoto, General Manager of Social Impact at Discovery Education.

learn more about Better health in action at BetterHealthInAction.com or within Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform. Discovery Education connects educators with a vast collection of high-quality, standardized content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, providing educators with an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, everyday lessons. New resources and content are added regularly Better health in action.

For more information on Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com and connect with Discovery Education on social media via Twitter and LinkedIn. To learn more about Takeda, visit https://www.takeda.com or connect on Twitter or LinkedIn.


About Takeda
Takeda is a global, values-based, research and development-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, dedicated to discovering and delivering life-changing treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts in four therapeutic areas: oncology, rare genetics and hematology, neuroscience and gastroenterology (GI). We are also making targeted R&D investments in plasma-derived therapies and vaccines. We are focused on developing highly innovative medicines that help improve people’s lives by pushing the frontiers of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative research and development engine and capabilities to create a robust, cross-modality pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving the quality of life for patients and work together with our healthcare partners in approximately 80 countries and regions. Visit https://www.takeda.com for more information.

Through the Takeda Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs
Through the Takeda Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs (HEPA), established in 2020, Takeda works with diverse partners, including patients, communities and organizations, and public and private organizations, to identify and address health inequalities in communities. Within Takeda, HEPA sits at the nexus of research and access activities and serves as a center of excellence for all business areas. Justice begins with understanding. Once we understand the needs of different patients and the communities in which they were born, grow up, live, work and age, we can create more inclusive practices and develop innovative medicines that better reflect how patients want and need to engage with healthcare to give their best level of health.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the world’s leading edtech provider whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional aids, and innovative teaching tools, Discovery Education helps educators provide equitable learning experiences that engage all students and support higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessible in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Discover the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Grace Maliska
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Megan Ostrower
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