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FDA Advances Health Equity Initiative: Home as a Health Care Hub

Thursday, Jul 25, 2024


Introduced in April 2024, the Home as a Health Care Hub initiative reimagines the home as an integral part of the health care system with the goal of advancing health equity for all people in the U.S. FDA contracted with an architectural firm to develop virtual reality prototypes of the home that will serve as an idea lab. These prototypes will:

  • help find new ways to connect populations most affected by health disparities to health care, and
  • assist medical device developers, policy makers, and providers as they begin developing home-based solutions that advance health equity.


If you wish to attend this public meeting and receive the link to live webcast, please register by 11:00 a.m. ET on July 25, 2024. For registration please visit, https://fda.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_GVFoeds-SX-pJaAodpnUwA#/registrationExternal Link Disclaimer.

There is no fee to register for the public meeting.

Stakeholders interested in sharing ideas will be given 3 minutes to share their ideas and perspectives on Barriers & Opportunities with Bringing Health Technology to the Home. We are seeking perspectives from:

  • Patients and Caregivers
  • Clinical Providers
  • Researchers and Academia
  • Home Designers and Builders
  • Medical Device and Consumer Technology Industry
  • Payers

If you are interested in sharing your ideas and perspectives, please email Healthhomehub@fda.hhs.gov with “Home as a Health Care Hub Stakeholder Listening Session” in the subject line of your email by 12 noon ET July 12, 2024. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Stakeholder group to which you belong
  • Proposed talk title
  • A few sentences that describe the perspective you propose to present on the barriers and opportunities associated with home as a health care hub. Individuals and organizations with common interests are urged to consolidate or coordinate jointly for sharing their ideas. Please note that statements related to off-label use of medical devices are not permitted.  No commercial or promotional material will be permitted to be presented or distributed at the meeting.
  • A recording (maximum 3 minutes) of your presentation in mp4 format.

FDA will do its best to accommodate requests to show recordings during the meeting; however, due to time constraints, not all recordings will be presented.

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, or need additional information regarding registration, please contact Susan Monahan, Office of Communication and Education, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 32, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-5661, Susan.Monahan@fda.hhs.gov.


If you have questions about the Home as a Health Care Hub initiative, contact HealthHomeHub@fda.hhs.gov.