Together on Diabetes is a philanthropic program of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. It was launched in November 2010 with the goal to improve the health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in 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 promote health equity and improve health outcomes, this initiative targets adult populations disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes.

From left to right, the panelists are: Katie Garfield (at the podium), Edwin Fisher, L’Tanya Gilchrist, Charlie Alfero, and Vicki Hatfield.
Community Health Workers Highlighted in Beating Type 2 Diabetes:
A Policy Roundtable
Hosted by Center for Health Law and Policy of Harvard Law School

On September 30, 2015, Together on Diabetes' grantees Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School, Peers for Progress and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) convened government agency representatives and stakeholders in Washington, D.C. for a policy roundtable focused on community health workers and peer support roles and effectiveness in diabetes and chronic disease prevention and management. The presentation included (CHLPI) recommendations from its recent report, Beating Type 2 Diabetes: Recommendations for Federal Policy Reform.
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Together on Diabetes Grantee Public Good Projects Launches 'Live Sugarfreed' Campaign in Tennessee

On September 22, 2015, the “Live Sugarfreed” media and community action campaign was launched on September 22nd in Kingsport, Tennessee by Dr. Tom Farley of The Public Good Projects and government, healthcare and community partners. The campaign aims to curb the impact of obesity and diabetes by promoting water consumption and raising awareness of the health risks of sugary beverages. Read more.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation’s work with Peers for Progress in late summer 2015 published in Health Affairs “Key Features of Peer Support in Chronic Disease Management” and Annals of Family Medicine on “Contributions of Peer Support to Health, Health Care and Prevention.”

Together on Diabetes NYC, United Hospital Fund’s
model community partnership that's helping seniors manage their chronic illness, marks a new phase, and its positive impact is recognized with an unprecedented insurance reimbursement agreement. Read more >> .

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