STEM Education

Takeda and Discovery Education Partner to Provide Health Equity Education to Grades 6 to 8

Japanese global biopharmaceutical company Takeda and ed tech company Discovery Education have partnered to offer health equity and STEM education topics to students, educators, and families in grades 6 through 8 free of charge through the Better Health in Action: From Classroom to Community initiative, to interest students in health equity careers.

The digital resources suite includes videos, self-paced learning modules, and family discussion guides that analyze inequities in communities and how to address them through health and education. The initiative is designed with standards-aligned resources that explore health inequities, health equity, and health literacy. Interactive modules follow the careers of three Takeda professionals who use STEM skills in their work.

“Once we understand diverse patients’ needs and the communities in which they were born, grow, live, work and age, we can create more inclusive practices and develop innovative medicines that better reflect how patients wish and need to engage with healthcare to achieve their highest level of health,” Takeda said in its HEPA profile.

Takeda is a values-based R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company focusing on oncology, rare genetics and hematology, neuroscience, and gastroenterology, as well as investing in plasma-derived therapies and vaccines.

Discovery Education is an ed tech company serving 4.5 million educators and 45 million students globally with multimedia content, instructional supports, and classroom tools in over 100 countries. Its system recommendations for desktop and laptop computers include the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 44 and above, Safari 9.0 and above, and Microsoft Edge 38.x and above browsers, and tablet and mobile devices that work with ChromeOS, Android, and iOS operating systems.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.