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Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has diabetes grants available to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Their “Together on Diabetes” project will provide $100 million dollars over five years to teach patients how to manage their diabetes, provide community-based supportive services and community mobilization. The project will focus on adult populations disproproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes.
Their first project targets African American women. Five grants of $300,000 each for 2 year projects will be awarded. Grant funds will support a 4-month planning phase and a 20-month implementation and evaluation phase for collaborative, community-based projects that serve a minimum of 150 African American women living with type 2 diabetes. Proposals are due January 31, 2011. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/bristolmyers.
The number of Americans with type 2 diabetes could grow from the current 1 in 10 to 1 in 3 in 2050. With funding provided by the Together on Diabetes initiatives and other projects, I hope this is one prediction that doesn’t come true.