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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Community-Directed Diabetes Programs

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Community-Directed Diabetes Programs:

  • Provides grants to 338 IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs in 35 states to implement diabetes treatment and prevention services.
  • 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 Indian and Alaska Native people.
  • Identifies and develops services and activities that address their own specific local concerns and needs.

The IHS Division of Diabetes administers these funds with guidance from the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee.
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Community-Directed Diabetes Program Resources

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee - Directory, Charter, Fact Sheet, and recent SDPI-related Tribal Leader Letters are available here.

2011 Report to Congress – 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.

People at a meeting

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov