Key Takeaways

  • Chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs have been shown to help older adults and adults with disabilities manage their chronic conditions. 

  • The Administration for Community Living has been offering grants since 2003 for the expansion, implementation, and sustainability of CDSME programs.  

  • Grantees represent different entities in various states with goals and activities tailored to reach their target population.  

Since 2003, the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AOA) has been funding grantees to expand and sustain evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs.  This funding has led to widespread access to CDSME programs across the U.S. to help older adults and adults with disabilities manage their chronic conditions and live healthier lives. Chronic conditions include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, and depression.   

Recipients of this grant comprise of state agencies, area agencies on aging, nonprofit organizations, universities, and tribal entities, who promote and implement CDSME programs while seeking opportunities for program sustainability in their community. Read the grantee profiles to learn more about their goals and activities.  

2020 Grantees

2019 Grantees

 2018 Grantees