Useful Resources from Partner Agencies
The IHS Division of Diabetes strives to provide useful resources that promote quality health care for American Indian/Alaska Native people. Through collaboration with other Federal agencies, a wide variety of clinician resources are available. The links below will connect you to resources that may be used to improve diabetes care and its related complications.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This guideline provides comprehensive evidence-based recommendations specific for a population similar to that served by IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) Indian health care facilities. The guideline emphasizes individualized care in patients with multiple co-morbidities and socioeconomic barriers.
The VA developed this hypoglycemia safety initiative to reduce and prevent hypoglycemia. The initiative is applicable to patients within the I/T/U health care system.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Institute conducts, supports, and coordinates research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
This website provides:
- patient education materials for individual and community settings;
- practice tools for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions;
- health statistics; and
- information on clinical research trials.
NKDEP works to:
- raise awareness among people at risk for CKD about the need for testing;
- educate people with CKD about how to manage their disease;
- provide information, training, and tools that help health care providers better identify and manage CKD patients; and
- support health systems changes that facilitate effective CKD detection and management.
Links to resources that can be used to help improve understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease. Resources are available for patients and clinicians.
National Diabetes Education Program
Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes – A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples
This toolkit is designed to help health care professionals working in the I/T/U setting begin to explore behavioral barriers to diabetes control and prevention. It includes a book, magazine articles, tip sheet, and other materials.
The updated online edition of the National Diabetes Education Program's Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel outlines a set of best practices and tools that enable schools to offer support and care to students with diabetes.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model is a structured behavior change intervention that aims to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes. Information on policies related to the set of MDPP services, including beneficiary eligibility criteria, the MDPP payment structure, and supplier enrollment requirements and compliance standards aimed to enhance program integrity can be found on this website.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Diabetes Prevention program – or National DPP – is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The partners work to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable, and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
- CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program – this site provides information on starting or sustaining a lifestyle change program, as well as applying for CDC recognition.
Administration for Children and Families
This resource guide provides an introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a “road map” to find relevant resources. It provides information on recent advances in understanding the effects of trauma and toxic stress, and helps professionals learn how trauma-informed care can affect health outcomes.