Granted Funding for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs

October 18, 2021


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WellFlorida Council, in collaboration with Big Bend Health Council and The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc., is pleased to announce that the following agencies have been granted funding for the development or expansion of Diabetes Self-Management Education programs for 2021/22:
• Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf
• Rural Health Care, Inc., Aza Health
• Bay Street Pharmacy
• Big Bend Area Health Education Center
• CINET, Inc.
• Core Health Partners
• Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc.
• Flagler County Free Clinic
• Heart of Florida Health Center
• PanCare of Florida, Inc.
• Premier Community Healthcare Group, Inc.
• The Way Free Medical Clinic, Inc.

We received a record number of applications this year. We were pleased to see so much interest in the program and enjoyed reviewing all of the applications. It was difficult to select the applications to fund with so many great programs across the state. We will be issuing another application for funding in Summer of 2022, and we hope that many of the agencies who were not funded this round will reapply. In the meantime, we will be sharing educational materials related to diabetes self-management education throughout the year.

Thank you all for all you do to help improve the health of the people of Florida!

DSME mini-grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are intended to establish, build, achieve accreditation for, sustain, increase access to, or expand DSME programs serving adults in Florida. 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.

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