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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

90-Day Journal for Wellness You’ve been asking for it!
"A River Runs Through Us"

Get your newly-revised edition of the "90-Day Journal for Wellness." This 256-page full-color journal features photos and quotes from Tribal community members. It includes daily messages, a section to identify feelings and thoughts, and a place to track your self-care activities on your wellness journey. Let the words inside you be your guide to good health of mind, body, and spirit.


FY 2019 Annual Progress Report Now Available!

Information, instructions, and documents for the required FY 2019 Annual Progress Report submission are now available.


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
April 14th @ 3 pm EDT
Diabetes and COVID-19: Dealing with Challenges
M. Carol Greenlee, MD, FACP, FACE
Chair, Counsel of Subspecialty Societies, American College of Physicians
Chair, High Value Care Coordination work group, American College of Physicians
Faculty, ECHO Diabetes sessions, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

SDPI Optional Webinar
April 15th @ 3pm EDT
Organization Registration for SDPI (DUNs, SAM, AOR, grants.gov)

Stay Connected

Join the IHS Division of Diabetes email list Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  to receive updates on training opportunities, and resources related to diabetes prevention and treatment in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.