The Idaho Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Program is requesting funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease and diabetes in high-burden populations and communities, within the state of Idaho, to improve health outcomes. This five year funding opportunity is expected to have a state-wide impact, and will support the following activities and strategies:
• Improving care and management of people with diabetes
• Improving access, participation, and coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes, particularly in underserved areas
• Monitoring clinical measures shown to improve healthcare quality and identify patients with hypertension
• Implementing team-based care for patients with high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol
• Linking community resources and clinical services that support systematic referrals, self-management, and lifestyle change for patients with high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol
The long term impact of this funding is to reduce death, disability, and healthcare costs due to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, and improve the health status among Idahoans.