Our Key Initiatives

The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation promotes health equity and seeks to improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases. We accomplish this by developing, executing, evaluating and promoting innovative programs, such as the key programs listed below.

Overview of Our Key Initiatives

Bridging Cancer Care in the U.S. and in Central & Eastern Europe

Bridging Cancer Care in the U.S. and in Central & Eastern Europe

In the U.S., our Bridging Cancer Care™ initiative will be active in the states in the Southeast determined to have the highest lung cancer burden. Bridging Cancer Care will focus grantmaking on pilot projects that aim to reduce the burden of lung cancer among minority and underserved populations through innovative models of prevention, detection and education, and by helping those living with lung cancer to access and navigate cancer care and community-based support services.


In Central and Eastern Europe, the Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care™ initiative is working with partners in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia to improve cancer nursing skills and to engage nurses to increase education and awareness and to improve cancer outcomes in their communities.

Secure the Future

Care and support for patients in Africa fighting serious diseases

Since 1999, our SECURE THE FUTURE® initiative has been working with our partners in Africa to provide care and support for communities affected by HIV. This initiative is also expanding our work in HIV, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases and AIDS-related cancers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Delivering Hope

Hepatitis Awareness, Prevention and Care in China and India

Since 2002, our Delivering Hope™ initiative has been helping communities and healthcare workers in China and India raise awareness about the dangers of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. This initiative has also helped inform health policy and national programs, enabled health care providers and communities to better address these diseases, and promote disease prevention.

Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations

Care Collaborations and Patient Support

The Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations initiative is addressing inequities in access to and utilization of cancer, HIV, autoimmune disease and cardiovascular disease specialty care services by medically underserved and vulnerable populations in the U.S.

Together on Diabetes

Communities Uniting to Meet America's Diabetes Challenge

Working with a wide variety of community-based, regional and national partners in the U.S., Together on Diabetes® is supporting efforts to develop and expand effective patient self-management programs and broadly engage affected communities in the fight against diabetes.

Veterans' Mental Health and Well-Being

Care and Support for Veterans and Their Families

The Foundation’s Veterans Mental Health & Well-Being initiative focuses on community-based solutions to aid in responding to the mental health and reintegration needs of veterans, military service members, their families and the families of the fallen.