The overall purpose of this funding opportunity is to help ensure that evidence-based self-management education programs are embedded into the nations health and long-term services and supports systems.
This effort will help preserve and expand the prevention program distribution and delivery
systems that were developed through previous AoA Evidence-Based Disease and Disability Prevention Program and Recovery Act CDSMP grants.
This funding opportunity is supportive of the HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions in bringing to scale and enhancing sustainability of evidence-based, self-management programs.
It also helps to address the Healthy People 2020 objectives to increase the proportion of older adults with one or more chronic health conditions who report confidence in managing their conditions and to increase the proportion of older adults who receive Medicare benefits for Diabetes Self-Management Training.
This funding opportunity is designed to achieve the following two major goals:
Significantly increase the number of older and/or disabled adults with chronic conditions who complete evidence-based CDSME programs to maintain or improve their health status.
Strengthen and expand integrated, sustainable service systems within States to provide evidence-based CDSME programs.