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ACL Announces Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Falls Prevention Grantees

July 17, 2018

ACL is pleased to announce the 2018 cohorts of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Falls Prevention grantees. The project period for these grants is July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021.

The new CDSME grantees will reach more than 16,000 participants through evidence-based CDSME and self-management support programs. The cooperative agreements are intended to increase the number of CDSME program participants, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these proven programs in the aging and disability networks.

The new Falls Prevention grantees will reach approximately 25,000 older adults with evidence-based programs to reduce the risk of falling and safeguard their independence. Grantees are tasked with delivering these programs while also increasing their sustainability beyond the life of the grant.

Grantees are undertaking a variety of activities under the scope of these awards, including delivering programs in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging, local health departments, rural clinics, and hospitals; documenting health care savings via health information exchange systems; and securing reimbursement via Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid.

CDSME Grant Recipients ($6.2 million combined funding)

  • Central Maine Area Agency on Aging
  • Innovations for Aging, LLC (Minnesota)
  • MAC, Incorporated (Maryland)
  • Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging
  • Missouri Alliance of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Open Hand Atlanta (Georgia)
  • The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
  • The Curators of the University of Missouri
  • Wyoming Department of Health

Falls Prevention Grant Recipients ($4 million combined funding)

  • Innovations for Aging, LLC (Minnesota)
  • Marymount University (Virginia)
  • Michigan State University
  • The New York State Department of Health/Health Research, Inc.
  • The Oasis Institute (Missouri)
  • The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
  • Tule River Indian Health Center (California)
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Wyoming Department of Health
  • YMCA of the Suncoast, Inc. (Florida)

Visit these webpages to learn more about Chronic Disease Self-Management Education and Falls Prevention programs.



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Last modified on 07/19/2018


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