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ABOUT US

We Work For Health brings together national and local business leaders, and labor, biopharma, patient advocacy and other healthcare-related stakeholders to support policies and initiatives that foster innovation and facilitate the delivery of lifesaving and life-enhancing medicines. 

As the bedrock of innovative jobs in the U.S. today, the life sciences sector supports more than 4.4 million American employees. Advancing and protecting these jobs is critical for those employees, the economies they support and the patients they serve.

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+900K

direct American jobs

+3.5M

indirect jobs

+22%

jobs are R&D

largest number of R&D jobs of any U.S. industry

nearly 3X larger than the U.S. average

36%

are STEM jobs

+5% higher than private sector average

WWFH supports establishing a national strategy to preserve America’s leadership in the life sciences to:

1

Incentivize and Protect a Robust Research & Development Ecosystem in the United States

2

Reduce Patient Access Barriers to Medicine

3

Protect and Support High-Quality Jobs in the United States

4

Retain America’s Position as Leader in Healthcare and Medical Innovation

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