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New Chronic Disease Self-Management Education and Falls Prevention Grantees

August 15, 2017

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:

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)


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Last modified on 10/12/2017


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