The Global Supplier Diversity team has started a Policymaker Engagement initiative, expanding to engage with Disability:IN and other advocacy groups to inform state and federal policymakers on important policy issues to BMS and their partners that include DOBE suppliers, their collective footprints in their states and legislative districts, the importance of supplier and vendor diversity, and services or products that assist BMS to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.