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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

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference!

2019 Diabetes in Indian Country ConferenceThe 2019 IHS Diabetes in Indian Country Conference was held in Oklahoma City August 6 - 9. See our conference highlights to find materials, enjoy photos, and more.


SDPI Informational Webinar

SDPI Informational Webinar Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

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)


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
November 12th @ 3 pm EST
Beyond PubMed: Finding Clinical Literature on Diabetes
Diane Cooper, MSLS
NIH Library / Office of Research Services
National Institutes of Health

SDPI General Q & A
November 19th @ 3 pm EST

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