DSME Mini-Grant Awards

April 11, 2019




Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Mini-Grant Funding Awards (FY 2018-2019):

University of Florida Board of Trustees

FDOH in Putnam

Heart of Florida Health Center

Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc.

Accent Physician Specialists – Endocrinology Department

Diabetes Self-Management Education
People with diabetes who complete a diabetes self-management education (DSME) class are better able to manage their disease and prevent or delay complications. DSME is NOT a 24-hour nurse hotline or a brochure. Rather, it is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to disease management that meets national standards.

Funding Opportunity
The purpose of this funding is to reduce health inequity in areas with limited or no access to quality DSME services and to increase organizations’ ability to provide quality diabetes self-management education services. These areas include rural communities without a recognized or accredited DSME program and populations which experience high rates of type 2 diabetes, its complications and diabetes-related death. This funding is also available to organizations which are providing diabetes education or wish to provide diabetes education, even if they are neither DSME accredited/recognized nor plan to work towards DSME accreditation/recognition. The inclusion of Community Health Workers in this process is encouraged.

The short-term goal is to increase the number of DSME programs that are on a path toward accreditation or recognition. The long-term goal is to increase the number of accredited or recognized DSME programs in Florida.

Questions? Please call Lindsey K. Redding at 352-313-6500 ext. 110 or email lredding@www.wellflorida.org.

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