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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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


Special Diabetes Programs for Indians - Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiatives

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Initiatives are modeled after the successful SDPI Demonstration Projects. The Demonstration Projects consisted of two components, which are being continued by the Initiatives:

  • SDPI Diabetes Prevention Program (DP): 38 programs
    Grant programs implement a proven lifestyle change intervention designed to reduce risk of diabetes in high risk individuals.
  • SDPI Healthy Heart Project (HH): 30 programs
    Grant programs use an intensive case management approach to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in individuals with diabetes.

The SDPI Demonstration Projects showed that research-based diabetes prevention and treatment interventions could be translated successfully and achieve their intended results in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Now, the SDPI Initiatives are continuing or newly implementing the SDPI Demonstration Project interventions and are developing dissemination strategies for implementation by other Indian health programs.


Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiatives 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 DP/HH Initiatives Fact Sheets – Downloadable fact sheets can be used to inform Tribal Leaders and community members.

Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiatives Information – Grant program resources available here.

Coordinating Center Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Learn more about the Coordinating Center, which is located at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The Coordinating Center works under the guidance and leadership of the IHS Division of Diabetes to manage the day-to-day operations of the Initiatives and provide technical assistance to the grant programs.

Two women standing by a Healthy Heart display

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