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Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Medical School Form Diabetes Partnership

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMS) and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) joined forces this month to create the Morehouse School of Medicine/Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Partnership for Equity in Diabetes. The partnership, which is funded through a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the BMS Foundation, will capture, spread and replicate successes drawn from diabetes initiatives.

The work produced from this collaboration will build upon the successes of BMS’ Together on Diabetes program. Since its’ founding in 2010, Together on Diabetes has provided $44.4 million in funding to grantees that are developing, implementing and evaluating community-based care and support projects in and with more than 55 heavily affected communities across the U.S. Together on Diabetes is playing an essential role in supporting successful and sustained control of this public health threat which has a disproportionate impact on minorities, the elderly and the poor.

The MSM/BMS Foundation Partnership for Equity in Diabetes, based at the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse, will encompass three core activities. Along with an online resource center for training and implementation support, experts from grantee organizations will be identified and mobilized to help more communities apply lessons learned about diabetes prevention and care. Also, 10 to 12 community coalitions will be recruited to comprehensively implement clinic and community care, and track outcomes of diabetes control from doctors and patients starting in late 2014.

Read the Bristol-Myers Squibb press release.

Learn more about Together on Diabetes.