Together on Diabetes™ – U.S. is a five-year, $100 million initiative that was launched in November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Together on Diabetes works by strengthening patient self-management education, community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization. In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes.

In Mississippi, the MSPHI is developing a coordinated, evidence-based, community approach and plan to systematically lower the incidence and severity of diabetes in the Delta.