The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) was chosen in 2004 as the Coordinating Center for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Cooperative Agreement Program, working collaboratively with grantees administering the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Healthy Heart Project. The Coordinating Center continued through 2017, through changes in funding structure and participating grantees. Data collection ended July 2016 and dissemination continued through January 2017.
Purpose: Prevention of diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives with prediabetes.
Overall, 38 programs serving over 80 tribes across the U.S. and 8,652 participants over 10 ½ years participated.
Activities: 16 session curriculum and individual coaching focused on healthy eating, increased physical activity, and life skills; community activities to increase awareness, and family support
Purpose: Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes
Overall, 30 programs serving over 130 tribes across the U.S. and 7,663 participants over 10 ½ years participated in the project
Activities: Monthly clinic-based case management with an emphasis on self-management education; community activities to increase awareness, and family support