The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Community-Directed Diabetes Programs for American Indian and Alaska Native communities:
- Provides grants to 338 IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health programs in 35 states to implement diabetes treatment and prevention services and programs.
- Focuses on effective evidence-based intervention strategies using the Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices.
- Uses a broad, community-based public health approach to diabetes treatment and prevention for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Identifies and develops services and activities that address their own specific local concerns and needs.
Dear Tribal Leader Letter [PDF – 25KB] – June 19, 2013: Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting IHS Director, writes to Tribal Leaders regarding her decision about the SDPI extension for FY 2014.
2011 Report to Congress [PDF – 11MB] – View a copy of the 2011 Report to Congress: Making Progress Toward a Healthier Future.
SDPI Community-Directed Fact Sheets – downloadable fact sheets can be used to inform Tribal Leaders and community members.
SDPI Community-Directed Grant Program Hub - Resources towards the grant application, reporting and training can be found here.