A 2021 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that Veterans are significantly more likely to develop multiple chronic health conditions in their lifetime like hypertension, arthritis, and cancer compared to non-Veterans.  To help treat wounded warriors and keep the military community healthy, we feel we must seek to identify and advance solutions with the potential to help address their medical needs.
To that end, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, together with Johnson & Johnson Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, is proud to continue the Veterans Lead QuickFire Challenge series. Innovators are invited to submit potentially ground-breaking ideas that aim to directly address the health care needs of the military community including cardiovascular disease , kidney disease , oncology , orthopedic and musculoskeletal disease , physical trauma management , respiratory health , and vision loss. 
The innovator(s) with the best idea, technology, or potential solution can receive grant funding from up to a total of $250,000, access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem, and mentorship from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies*.
* Subject to the execution of the necessary documentation and award agreement
Potential solutions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:
- Uniqueness of the idea
- Potential impact on human health, specifically the military-connected community’s health
- Feasibility of the idea
- Thoroughness of approach
- Identification of key resources and plan to further idea
The challenge is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is September, 17 2021.