Bristol-Myers Squibb Supports Millhill Child & Family Development Health Literacy Initiative

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TRENTON, NJ (April 26, 2016)  Bristol-Myers Squibb has awarded Millhill Child & Family Development a grant in support of the Health Literacy Program. The grant will help provide easy access to developmental and behavioral health care screening along with public health interventions and health literacy education.

“With the generous support of our partners, Millhill will continue to help our children and families overcome common barriers and proactively boosts health and healthcare behaviors,” explains Cynthia Oberkofler, Executive Director.  “We are grateful for not only the financial support but also the volunteer engagement,” she continued.

The support will provide youth, families and caregivers with health literacy training and tools necessary to lead healthy lives.  Millhill’s Health Literacy aims to promote and build a culture of health among our families while working to eliminate barriers. The program goal is to help families understand and make healthier choices, benefit from health care and achieve a higher level of participation in health-related matters.

This year, Millhill will expand Health Literacy across core programs including early education, family support and counseling services.  Early education topics include learning about proper foods, physical education, gardening, what to expect during a doctor’s visit, trying new foods and more. Parents will learn healthy recipes, how to navigate health care, immunization updates and other topics. Millhill will hold its 3rd Annual Health Fair in September.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to improving the quality of health care in the community and is a key partner with Millhill in helping to improve the life of the community.  In addition to providing financial support employees recently visited Millhill for a Day of Caring to volunteer with our preschool children. Employees read to preschoolers about Earth Day and did an earth themed craft while also spending time outdoors playing games.