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Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Secretary Sebelius Awards Funding for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs for Older Americans

Older Americans with chronic diseases can learn how to manage their conditions and take control of their health under $27 million in grants announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The Communities Putting Prevention to Work Chronic Disease Self-Management Program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) will allow 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to provide self-management programs to older adults with chronic diseases, build statewide delivery systems and develop the workforce that delivers these programs.

"Prevention activities can strengthen the nation's healthcare infrastructure and reduce healthcare costs.  These new grants will provide an important opportunity for states, tribes, territories and communities to advance public health across the lifespan and to help reduce or eliminate health disparities.", said Secretary Sebelius.

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For a copy of the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

For more information regarding these programs, go to: AoA's Evidence-based Disease and Disability Prevention Program.

TOP STORY: Vice President Biden Announces Release of Nearly $100 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Support Senior Nutrition Programs

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services will award $100 million in Recovery Act funding to provide meals to tens of thousands of low-income older Americans in need. The funding is expected to provide nearly 14 million meals nationwide.

“Across the country, older Americans depend on senior centers and home delivery programs for regular, healthy meals. Today, more senior citizens are in need, but the programs they depend on are on the brink of reducing their services or closing down,” said Vice President Biden. “The Recovery Act will help ensure older Americans are not forced to choose between paying bills and buying food.”

The Recovery Act provides $65 million for congregate nutrition services provided at senior centers and other community sites, $32 million for home delivered nutrition services delivered to frail elders at home and $3 million for Native American nutrition programs.

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View Press Release (pdf)
See Funding for All States (xls)
See Funding for All Tribes (xls)
View Frequently Asked Questions (doc)
ARRA State Nutrition Funding Map
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ARRA Standard Terms and Conditions

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) Reporting

Section 1512 of the Recovery Act requires that funding recipients report a series of data elements not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter. These data elements include project description, project completion status, and estimate of the number of jobs created or retained, among others. The next reporting deadline for the Recovery Act data elements due to is 4/10/10.

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