Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Accepting Applications to Address Global Health Disparities

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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bristol-Myers Squibb, is accepting applications for strategic initiatives that help address health disparities in four key areas: HIV/AIDS in Africa; hepatitis in Asia; serious mental illness in the United States; and cancer in Central and Eastern Europe.

HIV/AIDS in Africa

Secure the Future, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s flagship philanthropic program, provides care and support for communities affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. Priority areas include improving the diagnosis, support, education, and treatment for people co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis, and pharmacist-based HIV/AIDS services.

Hepatitis in Asia

Delivering Hope, an umbrella program for the foundation’s efforts in the areas of hepatitis B and C awareness, prevention, and care, supports projects in mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and India. Priority areas include capacity building for healthcare professionals and lay health workers; disease education and awareness; and sharing of best practices in the prevention and management of hepatitis B and C.

Mental Health & Well-Being in the U.S.

The foundation’s Mental Health & Well-Being initiative in the U.S. focuses on addressing the mental health and reintegration needs of returning service members, veterans, and their families.

Cancer in Central and Eastern Europe

Through Bridging Cancer Care, the foundation directs funding and develops partnerships to help narrow the differences in care and outcomes experienced by countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Priority areas include improving cancer nursing skills, knowledge, and capabilities; building capacity among specialist and general practice nurses; and building community partnerships that bring together nurses, patient groups, health departments, civic associations, professional associations, and other community organizations.

To be eligible for a grant, a U.S. nonprofit organization must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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