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.
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.
– 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.