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Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)

Photos of SDPI Grant Programs and community members.

In response to the diabetes epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Congress established the SDPI grant programs in 1997. This $150 million annual grant program, coordinated by IHS Division of Diabetes with guidance from the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee, provides funds for diabetes treatment and prevention to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs across the United States.

SDPI Updates

2020 Report to CongressAnnouncing the SDPI 2020 Report to Congress!

This new report highlights the SDPI's ongoing and outstanding contributions to improvements in diabetes care and health outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.


2020 Annual Progress Report

Information, instructions, and documents for the required 2020 Annual Progress Report submission are now available.


Diabetes Edcuation Lesson Plans Check out the new Diabetes Education Lesson Plans

Eleven new and revised Diabetes Education Lesson Plans which include educator resources and participant materials. The lesson plans are designed for individual or group sessions and facilitate the knowledge and skills development necessary for diabetes self-care.


Changing the Course of Diabetes in Indian Country Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

Changing the Course of Diabetes in Indian Country VideoCheck out and share this new video, produced in collaboration with ADA TV. It highlights SDPI and the remarkable improvements that are changing the course of diabetes in Indian Country. Dedicated to all SDPI grantees and featuring the Chickasaw Nation Diabetes Program, the video premiered at the 78th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, June 22–26, 2018. (Running time: 5:40)


Check Out Our Diabetes Education MaterialsCheck Out Our Diabetes Education Materials

Find culturally relevant and easy-to-use materials for providers, patients, and clients. Materials are free to order, or to download and print.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Live CME/CE Education
March 2nd @ 3pm EST
Indigenous Foods Movement in Alaska: Holistic Approaches for Nutrition and Culture
Seth N. Anderson MS, RD, LD
Dietitian, Primary Care Clinics

Luz Smeenk MS, RD, LD
Community Educator, Diabetes Program

Amy Foote, CDM
Executive Chef, NANA Management Services

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

SDPI Optional Webinar
March 30th @ 3pm EDT
Planning, Implementation, Evaluation (PIE) and SDPI

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