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Special Diabetes Program for Indians

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

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2019 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference!

The 2019 IHS Diabetes in Indian Country Conference was held in Oklahoma City August 6 - 9. Check out some of the highlights Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  and hear participants talk about their work in Native communities.


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Slides from many presentations are available in the conference app or online. Find the session of interest, open it, and scroll to the “Documents” section. Slides will be added as they become available in the next few months.


SDPI Informational Webinar

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SDPI is in the 4th year of the current 5-year grant cycle. If funding continues, the next SDPI grant cycle will be for the fiscal years 2021-2025. To prepare for this, a national Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer regarding SDPI is planned for Fall 2019. This recorded webinar (presented live on April 8, 2019) conveys information on SDPI that will be helpful as Tribal and Urban Indian Organization (UIO) Leaders provide input during the Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer process. SDPI grantees are encouraged to pass this information on to their Tribal/UIO leaders and also are welcome to review this recording. (55:22 minutes)


FY 2020 Continuation Application Now Available!

Information, instructions, and documents for the required FY 2020 Continuation Application are now available. This application is due for SDPI grantees by September 2, 2019.


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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Live CME/CE Education
September 24th @ 3 pm EDT
The Updated Nutrition Facts Label: Information for Diabetes Educators
Robin McKinnon, PhD, MPA
Blakeley Fitzpatrick, MPH, RD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

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