ACL announces 2017 CDSME and falls prevention grantees

The 2017 Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (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 (Oak Park, IL)
  • Big Sandy Health Care (Prestonsburg, KY)
  • Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (Lawrence, MA)
  • Health Foundation of South Florida (Miami, FL)
  • Partners in Care Foundation (San Fernando, CA)
  • Rhode Island Department of Health (Providence, RI)
  • Utah Department of Health (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (Madison, WI)

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)