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A Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) aims to extend the reach of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) into underserved regions of Florida. This grant emphasizes collaboration with multiple county health departments, including Bay, Escambia, Flagler, Gadsden, Palm Beach, Putnam, Santa Rosa and Union.

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention is seeking funding to implement strategies that will promote health equity and improve diabetes management and prevention of type 2 diabetes among priority populations in Florida. Through partnerships and a commitment to ongoing evaluation and enhancement, the Bureau aims to create a positive and enduring impact on the health and well-being of all Floridians affected by diabetes. The strategies include:

  • Enhance self-care practices by increasing access, suitability, and feasibility of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services for priority populations.
  • Enhance the acceptability and quality of care for priority populations with diabetes.
  • Expand the availability of the National DPP lifestyle intervention as a covered health benefit for Medicaid beneficiaries and/or employees and covered dependents at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Implement, disseminate, and sustain one of the following evidence-based, family-centered childhood obesity interventions.
  • Strengthen the sustainability of Community Health Workers (CHWs) by developing or reinforcing a supportive infrastructure to expand their participation in evidence-based diabetes prevention and management programs and services.
  • Enhance the capacity of the diabetes workforce to address social determinants of health (SDOH) factors that influence health outcomes for priority populations with or at risk for diabetes.

For more information about this grant see: