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October 28, 2016

Hypertension and Diabetes Improvement Project Second Round Funding Announcement 2016-2017

The Bureau of Community and Environmental Health’s Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs has a second round of funding available for eligible Primary Care Healthcare Systems and ADA/AADE DSME programs to develop and implement strategies that improve hypertension and diabetes outcomes for this fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 29, 2017).  

The goals of this funding are to improve hypertension and diabetes outcomes through:
• Improved delivery and use of quality clinical and other health services aimed at preventing and managing high blood pressure and diabetes; and
• Increased links between community and clinical organizations to support prevention, self-management and control of diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity

To apply for the funding outlined above download the FOA, review and join the Hypertension and Diabetes Improvement and DSME Project Funding Opportunity Q&A call on Monday, September 19, 2016 3 - 4 p.m. M.T.

Please see the updated timeline below for important dates and information related to this second round funding opportunity.

Healthcare Provider Resources

Because the U.S. health system is going through major transformations, it is more critical than ever that the Idaho Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) create connections with Idaho healthcare providers who care for people with diabetes. The Idaho DPCP believes that it can play an important role as a member of an integrated health system that benefits all Idahoans with diabetes. Coordinating and supporting Diabetes Prevention Programs, Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs, and facilitating the Diabetes Alliance of Idaho are just some of the ways the program can support communities throughout Idaho.  

Given that people with prediabetes and diabetes experience a myriad of complications, including high blood pressure, some of the resources here relate to blood pressure control and heart disease and stroke prevention. The DPCP works closely with the Idaho Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program to educate the public and work with health systems to prevent and manage complications of diabetes.

A critical mission of the Idaho DPCP is to provide evidence-based and best-practice diabetes resources to healthcare providers throughout Idaho. We welcome your input to help us make a difference in the lives of your patients with diabetes and we hope that the resources provided here are useful and timely.