The IHS Division of Diabetes has submitted several reports to Congress on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) since Congress created the program in 1997. The current Report to Congress (2011) is available below. For those who are interested, the previous report (2007) is also below.
The purpose of the 2011 Report to Congress on the SDPI is to provide updated information about SDPI activities and outcomes, including results for the Demonstration Projects. This report presents SDPI’s outstanding accomplishments in improving the quality of diabetes care and changing the culture of diabetes treatment and prevention in the Indian health system.
SDPI continues to demonstrate that Indian health programs are implementing evidence-based interventions to treat and prevent diabetes in ways that significantly reduce the burden of diabetes and its complications for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Together the SDPI grantee sites have accomplished incredible outcomes that are contributing to a healthier future for the people and communities they serve.