Janssen Announces HealtheVoices™ Impact Fund Recipients
News provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the recipients of the inaugural HealtheVoices™ Impact Fund grants, supporting innovative efforts by online health advocates to serve and assist patient communities. The HealtheVoices™ Impact Fund is a new offering that stems from Janssen’s annual HealtheVoices™ Conference, a first-of-its-kind event that brings together online health advocates from a wide range of communities to learn, share and connect. The selected HealtheVoices™ Impact Fund projects align with this goal and the Janssen charitable giving mission to advance healing for patients.
“Online health advocates have a significant impact on patient communities; their voices have the ability to educate, motivate and inspire people living with chronic or life-changing diseases,” said Caroline Pavis, Communications Leader, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “We are excited to see the innovative ideas of the four recipients of the HealtheVoices™ Impact Fund come to life in the year ahead in support of people living with chronic health conditions.”
This year’s grant recipients are Khafre Kujichagulia Abif, Mariah Leach, Kati Morton and Dakota Rosenfelt:
- FACE US: Not Our Status, But Our Story (Khafre Kujichagulia Abif, Atlanta, GA) – The FACE US: Not Our Status, But Our Story project will create a coffee table book by calling portraits and stories of 250 people living with HIV. Stories will be collected via a call for submissions on existing social media platforms tied to conferences aimed at empowering people living with HIV, as well as new social media accounts created by the project. The intent of the project is to educate the public about HIV and reduce stigma in southern states most impacted by HIV.
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