Asian Cancer Research Group: Lilly, Merck and Pfizer Inc. have formed this independent not-for-profit company to accelerate research into the unmet medical needs of patients in Asia battling lung and gastric cancer. Over the next two years, the companies have committed to create an extensive pharmacogenomic cancer database of approximately 2,000 tissue samples from these patients. The database will be made publicly available to the research community and further populated with clinical data. Ultimately, the ACRG will aid researchers around the world to develop diagnostics, tailor current treatments and develop novel therapies to improve outcomes for patients with lung, gastric and perhaps other forms of cancer.
Empower Diabetes Disaster Plan: Following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lilly partnered with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) to develop the Empower Diabetes Disaster Plan. In the event of an emergency that forces you to evacuate your home, prepare a portable diabetes disaster kit that is both insulated and waterproof containing important items such as a list of medications and the contact names and numbers of your physicians. For more information about what to put in your kit visit the Empower Diabetes Disaster Plan website.
National Council of La Raza (NCLR): Lilly supports the NCLR and was a major sponsor of the organization’s inaugural Health Summit in 2012. In addition, the Lilly Foundation has provided funding for a “Promotores de Salud” (lay health workers) program—“De Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión” (“From Black and White to Color: Understanding Depression”). The outreach promotes mental health awareness in Latino communities and is focused on public awareness and support for depression, including advocating for treatment through linguistically appropriate and culturally relevant messages.
National Medical Association: Lilly has partnered with the National Medical Association (NMA) on its annual health summit to address health issues facing the African American community with a focus on health disparities in key disease areas.
National Urban League:Lilly has partnered with the National Urban League (NUL) since 1957 to launch education initiatives designed to address health disparities and chronic disease prevention. In 2006, The Lilly Foundation and NUL began a multiyear “Health and Wellness” education initiative which offered local engagement of targeted Urban League affiliates to deliver health education to urban communities.