These 2017 CDSME grantees will reach about 38,000 older adults and adults with disabilities with evidence-based self-management programs, empowering them to better manage their chronic conditions.
New initiatives this year include grantees piloting physician and self-referral to the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program to address prescription opioid misuse and addiction; delivering an evidence-based CDSME intervention developed specifically for adults with disabilities (Living Well with a Disability); and developing an accreditation toolkit for Medicare's Diabetes Self-Management Training benefit.
The eight organizations receiving a combined $6.4 million in CDSME grants are:
- AgeOptions (Illinois)
- Big Sandy Health Care (Kentucky)
- Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (Massachusetts)
- Health Foundation of South Florida
- Partners in Care Foundation (California)
- Rhode Island Department of Health
- Utah Department of Health
- Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
The 2017 Falls Prevention grantees will reach about 24,022 older adults and adults with disabilities with evidence-based falls prevention programs.
Grantees will develop new approaches to disseminate and sustain these programs, with a focus on underserved populations and regions. This year’s cohort includes multiple grantees developing and strengthening statewide hubs of falls prevention programs, as well as a regional hub that will reach four states.
The seven organizations receiving a combined $4.02 million in Falls Prevention grants are:
- University of North Carolina Asheville (Asheville, NC)
- Partners in Care Foundation (San Fernando, CA)
- Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (Henrico, VA)
- Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (Madison, WI)
- Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging (Lebanon, NH)
- United Way of Tarrant County (Fort Worth, TX)
- Utah Department of Health (Salt Lake City, Utah)