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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities in Tribal Communities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

Deadline: April 25, 2016

This funding opportunity is designed to increase the number of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian older adults and adults with disabilities participating in evidence-based self-management education programs, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these programs through innovative financing arrangements. For tribes and tribal organizations, older adults mean those individuals who have attained the minimum age determined by the tribe for services. Evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs can help mitigate the chronic disease burden by empowering participants to better manage their conditions.

The successful applicant will be an organization that proposes only evidence-based programs (including at least one CDSME program and, on an optional basis, one self-management support program) that are on the lists of pre-approved CDSME and self-management support programs in the RFP, or another CDSME or self-management support program that is considered to be “evidence-based” by any operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Amount: $400,000 is available for up to four grants ranging from $50,000-$150,000 each.

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments.

Link: http://acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx

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