Fitbit devices have become a powerful tool used by researchers all over the world. Yet while digital health adoption is accelerating at a rapid pace, health disparities continue to widen1, and underrepresented researchers often struggle to obtain the resources2 needed for innovative interventions. That is why we’re proud to announce the Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative to specifically address health inequity in underrepresented populations experiencing health disparities.
Join us for this webinar to learn about:
The program's goals, application process, and award details
Fitbit's partnership with Fitabase, and how their platform can support and engage research participants
How Fitbit supports research programs of all kinds with our devices, storefronts, customer support, and our software developer kit
1 Odlum M, Moise N, Kronish IM, et al. Trends in Poor Health Indicators Among Black and Hispanic Middle-aged and Older Adults in the United States, 1999-2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(11):e2025134. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25134
2 Travis A. Hoppe, Aviva Litovitz, Kristine A. Willis, Rebecca A. Meseroll, Matthew J. Perkins,. Ian Hutchins, Alison F. Davis, Michael S. Lauer, Hannah A. Valantine, James M. Anderson and George M. Santangelo. Topic choice contributes to the lower rate of NIH awards to African-American/black scientists. Science Advances. 09 Oct 2019. Vol. 5, no. 10, eaaw7238DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw7238
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