Iowa Development of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program
The Development of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Program offers grants to provide development and implementation of diabetes self-management education and support programs for diverse populations and underserved areas in Iowa.
Awardees will be required to develop and implement at least one new DSMES Program using the CDC DSMES Toolkit for guidance. Project deliverables include:
- DSMES program development:
- Obtain and submit recognition/accreditation certificate
- Complete and submit application to become state certified
- Implementation of provider education:
- Develop a plan to conduct education of providers within the proposed county/service area as to the benefit of DSMES related to health outcomes and the process to refer patients to the newly established DSMES program(s)
- Deliver education to providers per the plan
- Report the marketing efforts of the program, provide the timeline of plan execution, and list the education provided
- Sustainability plan: Develop a plan for sustainability which includes ongoing monitoring of policies, practices, programs and services to address community needs; receiving community/consumer input; leveraging partnerships and resources; continued education of providers; quality improvement; and ongoing marketing of the program to increase referrals
Eligible applicants are for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental healthcare systems in Iowa, including:
- Federal hospital systems such as Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Services
- Healthcare organizations with federal reimbursement designation such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and Rural Health Centers (RHCs)
- Hospital systems with large primary care systems
- Physician groups
- Other types of healthcare networks such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), Independent Physician Associations (IPAs), and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
- Pharmacies and/or pharmacy networks
- Units of state and local government responsible for providing clinical care
Applicants should propose to serve a single county or group of counties, with priority placed on counties that currently do not have an operational DSMES program.
Funds will be awarded as fixed cost for meeting deliverables.
- Deliverable 1 DSMES program development - $17,500
- Deliverable 2 implementation of provider education - $7,500
- Deliverable 3 final sustainability plan - $5,000
- Total fixed costs awarded - $30,000
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