Key Takeaways

  • Chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs have been shown to help older adults and adults with disabilities manage their chronic conditions. 

  • The Administration for Community Living has been offering grants since 2003 for the expansion, implementation, and sustainability of CDSME programs.  

  • Grantees represent different entities in various states with goals and activities tailored to reach their target population.  

Since 2003, the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AOA) has been funding grantees to expand and sustain evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs.  This funding has led to widespread access to CDSME programs across the U.S. to help older adults and adults with disabilities manage their chronic conditions and live healthier lives. Chronic conditions include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, and depression.   

Recipients of this grant comprise of state agencies, area agencies on aging, nonprofit organizations, universities, and tribal entities, who promote and implement CDSME programs while seeking opportunities for program sustainability in their community. Read the grantee profiles to learn more about their goals and activities.  

2022 Grantees

Grantee Profile
Comagine- Nevada Download
Education Health and Research International, Inc. Download
Innovations for Aging Download
Lamprey Healthcare Download
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Download
Rhode Island Parent Information Network Download
Rush University Medical Center Download
University of North Carolina Asheville Download
Wyoming Center on Aging Download

2021 Grantees

Grantee Profile
Spectrum Generations Healthy Living for ME Download
Mid-America Regional Council Download
AgeOptions Download
Comagine- Oregon Download
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Download
Mac, Inc Download
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Download
Cherokee County Download

 2020 Grantees

Grantee Profile
Health Promotion Council Download
Partners in Care Foundation Download
Elder Options Download
Atlanta Regional Commission Download
Rush University Medical Center Download
AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley) Download
Metropolitan Community Health Services Download
Presbyterian Health Services Download
University of Nevada Download
Sanford Health Download

2019 Grantees

Grantee Profile
Washington Department of Social and Health Services Download
Community Council Download
South Dakota State University Download
University of North Carolina- Asheville Download
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Download
Metropolitan Community Health Services Download
New York State Office for the Aging Download
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Download
Rush University Medical Center Download
Idaho Commission on Aging Download
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Download

 2018 Grantees

Grantee Profile
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Download
Wyoming State Department of Health Download
University of Missouri Download
Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging Download
Innovations for Aging Download
Mac, inc. Download
Central Maine Area Agency on Aging (Spectrum Generations) Download
University of Illinois Download
Open Hand Atlanta Download
Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging Download

View the Falls Prevention Grantee profiles.