Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes™ Marks World Diabetes Day with Second Annual Report and Two New

  Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes™ Marks World Diabetes
  Day with Second Annual Report and Two New Grants in India

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 14, 2012

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation today marked World Diabetes Day and the
second anniversary of its Together on Diabetes^™ initiative by issuing the
initiative’s second annual report and awarding two new grants to partners in

In its first two years, Together on Diabetes has awarded $43.2 million to 21
grantees working in 28 states and more than 50 communities in the United
States. Since the expansion of the initiative to China and India in May 2012,
$3.37 million has been awarded for seven projects in those countries. China,
India and the U.S. have the most people living with diabetes.

“We are enormously proud of the work of our Together on Diabetes grantees and
partners,” said John Damonti, president, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.
“They are engendering hope in those hardest hit by the diabetes epidemic and
transforming communities so that the healthy choice is an easier choice for
the person living with type 2 diabetes.”

Together on Diabetes’ second annual report provides an update on the
Foundation’s grantmaking and profiles how the innovative projects are helping
people living with diabetes to improve control of their disease and how
communities are coming together to make diabetes information and supportive
services more visible, accessible, navigable, culturally competent and
integrated with clinical care. The report also captures initial results and
early lessons from the projects.

Two new Together on Diabetes grants in India support programs in Jodhpur and

  *Humana People to People will receive US $355,991 over two years to reduce
    diabetes-related morbidity and mortality and prevent the onset of type 2
    diabetes among those at increased risk for the disease through timely
    intervention and home-based diabetes care.
  *United Way Mumbai Helpline will receive US $205,362 over two years to use
    community-based lifestyle interventions for the prevention, early
    detection and management of type 2 diabetes among working adults and
    municipal and public school workers in Mumbai.

About Together on Diabetes

Together on Diabetes is a five-year, $115 million initiative launched in
November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve health
outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in China, India and the United
States by strengthening patient self-management education, community-based
supportive services and broad-based community mobilization. Consistent with
the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health disparities,
this initiative targets adult populations disproportionately affected by the

You can learn more about Together on Diabetes and view the annual report at To view an interactive map showing the location
and project details of the Together on Diabetes project sites in the U.S., go

About the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable
organization whose mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health
outcomes around the world for patients disproportionately affected by serious
disease. For more information about the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation,
please visit


Bristol-Myers Squibb
Frederick J. Egenolf, 609-252-4875
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