DSME Mini-Grant Funding Awarded
WellFlorida Council is pleased to announce that the following agencies have been awarded Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) mini-grants:
Florida Department of Health in Alachua County
Thank you to all of those who applied, and congratulations to the awardees!
DSME is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to disease management that meets national standards. People with diabetes who complete a DSME program are better able to manage their disease and prevent or delay complications.
To extend the reach of the DSME mini-grant funding opportunity, WellFlorida was selected as one of three health planning councils to act as a “hub” for distribution of funds and coordination of services.
The purpose of this funding is to reduce health inequity in areas with limited or no access to quality DSME 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.
For more information about DSME, please contact Lindsey Redding at WellFlorida.