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Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP)
CDC established the NDWP in 1998. Funding was provided from the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997, Public Law 105-33, with additional funding added by the Indian Health Service (IHS). The NDWP also supports the BBA Special Diabetes Program for the Indians grant program administered through the IHS.
CDC's NDWP conducted eight regional meetings in 1999-2000 to gather ideas from tribal community members, opinion leaders, and health care staff. The meetings included more than 450 participants, representing more than a third of the federally recognized tribes within the United States.
Regional meeting participants offered their ideas and suggestions for NDWP activities that would benefit all AI/AN communities. Most participants recommended that the NDWP become a central focal point to do the following:
Regional meeting participants encouraged the development of a wide array of AI/AN diabetes prevention partnerships for NDWP. These partnerships included local, regional, and national tribal diabetes organizations and federal and nonprofit agencies. Many participants suggested that NDWP help create strategies for intertribal diabetes program sharing and development.
Based on recommendations from the regional meetings, the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee, and the IHS, NDWP focused support for the following:
Tribal-Specific Education Systems
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Intertribal Sharing of Diabetes Prevention Strategies
Association of American Indian Physicians: http://www.aaip.com/diabetes/index.html*
Office of Native American Diabetes Programs — University of New Mexico: http://nadp-online.netfirms.com/*
Current Bibliographies in Medicine 96-6: American Indian and Alaska Native Health (from National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health) This bibliography that covers 1990-1996 is currently being updated.
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Page last reviewed: September 30, 2008
Page last modified: September 11, 2007
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