ACL is pleased to announce the 2023 cohort of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) grantees. The eight grantees include community-based organizations, health care entities, and academic institutions. They will receive approximately $4.8 million over four years in combined funding to implement CDSME programs across six states.
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes represent the leading causes of illness, disability, death, and health care costs in the United States. Empowering older adults to engage in evidence-based CDSME programs can help mitigate the chronic disease burden. Participation in CDSME programs greatly impacts overall health and well-being, including improved physical activity and nutrition, better health-related quality of life, and improved health literacy, as well as reduced loneliness and social isolation.
The new CDSME grantees will reach nearly 7,700 older adults and adults with disabilities over the next four years. They will collaborate with diverse partners to develop capacity to engage older adults and adults with disabilities in communities with little or no infrastructure to offer CDSME programs to engage underserved populations including rural, Hispanic/Latino, Black, and low-income older adults while also identifying strategies to ensure the programs are available and accessible long term.
2023 Cohort of CDSME Grantees
- Cherry Health (Michigan)
- Christian City, Inc. (Georgia)
- Delta Health Alliance (Mississippi)
- Michigan State University (Michigan)
- New Mexico Diabetes Advisory Council (New Mexico)
- Rural Health Network of South Central New York (New York)
- Texas A&M University (Texas)
- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Texas)
These grantees join a large network of CDSME program providers who are collaborating with health care providers and payors, working to address the social determinants of health needs of older adults and embedding programs in nontraditional settings.
For questions about the CDSME Grant Program, contact Lesha Spencer-Brown.