Cardiovascular Disease in U.S.​

Several disparities observed in the management of cardiovascular disease and differences in access to care, quality treatment and specialists often negatively impact patient health outcomes and drive up cost. ​
Establishment of improved cardiovascular disease care access, clinics and integrated care teams are a few examples of support from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation's Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations initiative.

Success Stories

Serving with heart​

The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine want to help patients diagnosed with AFib, get the important follow-up care they need to reduce hospitalization. 

Our Grantees​

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association received $1.77 million for a three year project to launch Community Health in Action, a collective impact effort involving the City of Baltimore Department of Health and Office of Minority Health, Johns Hopkins Health System and the region’s Federally Qualified Health Centers aimed at improving access and quality of cardiovascular care for low-income and vulnerable populations affected by stroke, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and venous thromboembolism. (Read More)

Cooper Foundation (Urban Health Institute)

Cooper Foundation (Urban Health Institute) received $984,653 for a three year project to pilot a Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease Control Program focused on vulnerable, complex and high utilizer patients with cardiovascular disease in Camden City and includes integrated care teams that allow for supervised task-shifting of aspects of specialty services to primary care providers, shared medical appointments, and utilization of health coaches to improve coordination of care and link social support for patients. (Read More)

Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

IHI received $150,000 to kickstart the planning, coordination, execution and follow up of their Pursuing Equity initiative bringing 9 health system leaders committed to advancing health equity. Participants will focus both on reducing clinical disparities in 2 disease areas and improving non-clinical contributors (social determinants) that perpetuate inequality in their communities. (Read More)

University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care

UNC received $1.74 million for a 3 year project to establish a network of five atrial fibrillation transitions clinics across the state of North Carolina to help more patients presenting in emergency department, urgent care and primary care settings to avoid hospitalization through linkage and quick access to a specialty cardiologist/pharmacist team for management and patient education. (Read More)