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NDEP Funded National Organizations

The NDEP has awarded funding to eight national organizations to cover a project period of five years. The awards were made through a competitive process that impartially evaluated the merit of applications received based on criteria published in Federal Register announcement 05014: “National Program to Promote Diabetes Education Strategies in Minority Communities: The National Diabetes Education Program.” The newly funded organizations are the Association of American Indian Physicians,*, Black Women's Health Imperative,* Khmer Health Advocates,*, National Alliance for Hispanic Health,*, National Association of School Nurses,*, National Latina Health Network,, National Medical Association,*, and Papa Ola Lokahi,*.

Association of American Indian Physicians
Margaret Knight, Executive Director
Noelle Edwards, Diabetes Program Director

1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 101-103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 943-1211*

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) will focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Diabetes Translation national objectives, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Strategic Plan, and implementing lifestyle interventions. Through awareness and education, AAIP will strive to improve knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors related to the prevention, early detection, and control of diabetes in American Indians/Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. AAIP will implement strategies to build the capacity of AIAN national and regional organizations, increasing their ability to develop and implement community-based interventions. Strategies will be employed to strengthen relationships with health care providers to assist them in providing culturally appropriate diabetes education and support to AIAN communities.

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Interim President /CEO

1420 K Street, NW
Suite 1000 (10th floor)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 548-4000*

The aim of the Black Women’s Health Imperative’s (BWHI) project will be to reach women in 10 church congregations across five states. The BWHI will partner with Women’s Missionary Societies, African Methodist Episcopal, and African Methodist Episcopal Zion churches. The BWHI seeks to implement the Health-Wise Women Project, a diabetes education, prevention and health empowerment program, to enhance knowledge, change attitudes, foster blood-level compliance, promote regular physical activity, and establish healthier weight among African American women aged 40–60 years with diabetes risk factors. This organization was formerly known as the National Black Women’s Health Project.

Khmer Health Advocates
Theanvy Kuoch, Executive Director
Heang Tan, Project Coordinator

29 Shadow Lane
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 561-3345 *

The National Cambodian American Diabetes Project (NCADP) is based on a community mobilization model that aims to promote diabetes awareness to 30% of the Cambodian community through intensive outreach, health education messages, and partnership building. It is the first collaboration of its kind, partnering Cambodian community-based organizations from across the United States. NCADP seeks to prevent and delay the complications of diabetes and the impact of serious psychological distress on chronic disease management. Khmer Health Advocates serves as the lead agency. The project is implemented at a grassroots level through the work of a funded community health worker at each site across the country. One of the most innovative hallmarks of this project is that NCADP functions as one project using videoconferencing technology.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO
Eliana T. Loveluck, Director, Center for Consumers
Paul M. Baker, Deputy Director, Center for Consumers

1501 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1401
(202) 387-5000*

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s (the Alliance) Juntos Contra la Diabetes/United Against Diabetes (JCD II) project addresses the severe and unequal burden of diabetes in Hispanic communities in the United States through outreach and education activities implemented in collaboration with community and national partners. JCD II project activities include producing Spanish-language reports on diabetes and diabetes-related complications for distribution to professional health provider organizations and conducting consumer and provider trainings using the project’s bilingual diabetes self-management curriculum, “Living with Diabetes." The JCD II project also focuses on diabetes coalition building at the community level; diabetes awareness and education through local and national media campaigns, and connecting consumers with culturally-proficient diabetes information and diabetes provider referrals through the Alliance’s bilingual helpline, Su Familia (1-866-783-2645).

National Association of School Nurses
Amy Garcia, Executive Director
Nichole Bobo, Co-Program Coordinator
Shirley Schantz, Co-Program Coordinator

8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 420
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 821-1130*

The National Association of School Nurses’ (NASN) Managing and Preventing Diabetes and Weight Gain (MAP) project's overall goal is to capitalize on the intimate and credible relationships school nurses have with the communities they serve to strengthen behaviors and provide positive messages about the management of type 1 and the prevention of type 2 diabetes in children. The grant affiliate sites are in four large urban low SES and ethnically diverse school districts and the state of Colorado. The diabetes prevention programming targets 4th grade students, while the diabetes management programming targets K-12.

National Latina Health Network
Elena Alvarado, Executive Directo
Amanda Caballero-Holmes, National Director of Special Programs
2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 340
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-9633*

The National Latina Health Network (NLHN) nationwide program will enhance existing efforts to prevent diabetes among Latinos at risk and also prevent complications and premature death for Latinos living with diabetes. The NLHN proposes an innovative peer-education program using situational platicas/health vignettes as a tool to motivate Latinas in health prevention strategies. The ¡Hoy Adelante! project will educate Latinas bilingually in Spanish and English and will engage audience members to discuss critical health issues that would ordinarily meet resistance, especially among less acculturated Latinas and their communities. Peer educators will use behavior-based vignettes to provide information about nutrition and diet, physical activity, stigma regarding obesity, psychosocial and cultural factors, as well as issues dealing with violence prevention in a way that is familiar and non-threatening to their audience.

National Medical Association
Mohammed Akhter, MD, MPH, Executive Director
Wilma Wooten, MD, Principal Investigator
Ivonne M. Fuller Bertrand, NRPP, MPA, Project Administrator
Roslyn A. Douglas, MA, Diabetes Program Coordinator
Research and Professional Medical Affairs

1012 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-1895*

The National Medical Association program purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the association’s local societies to address the grant goal.  The project’s aim is to reduce the disproportionate burden of diabetes among African Americans though awareness and, - education. Grant objectives are to create coalitions, conduct outreach, educate diabetes patients, and educate NMA physicians. At least six diabetes coalitions have been developed that are comprised of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association (ANMA), Student National Medical Association (SNMA), State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs, local public health departments, American Diabetes Association (ADA), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), as well as, community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, civic organizations, businesses, health providers, diabetes patients, and other health-related agencies. By mobilizing at the local community level and working together, we can make a difference in treating and prevention diabetes!

Pacific Diabetes Education Program • A Program of Papa Ola Lōkahi
Hardy Spoehr, Executive Director
JoAnn Tsark, Administrator
Nia Aitaoto, Program Coordinator

894 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 597-6558 or (808) 597-6555*

The Pacific Diabetes Education Program (PDEP) is a program of Papa Ola Lōkahi, a community-based organization that focuses on improving the health and wellness of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. PDEP works in partnership with consumers of diabetes care services, health care providers, local diabetes programs and Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCP) both in Hawai‘i and the US-associated Pacific Island jurisdictions. Collectively with their community partners, they address the need for cultural and linguistically-appropriate diabetes education materials by 1) developing awareness and education interventions designed to improve knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors related to diabetes prevention and control; 2) establishing partnerships with local community-based programs, DPCP programs, and consumers of services related to diabetes prevention and care; and 3) distributing culturally-and linguistically-appropriate diabetes education materials for community programs and health care providers.

* Links to non-Federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. Links do not constitute an endorsement of any organization by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at this link.

Page last reviewed: September 30, 2008
Page last modified: March 12, 2008

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