The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) proposes to implement the Great Plains Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program (GP-CDSMEP). The program will reach individuals residing in tribal communities that the organization serves in the Great Plains region (North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota). GPTCHB will partner with the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) and Great Plains tribal communities to ensure sustainability for the program.
The overall goal of the GP-CDSMEP is to reach our target population by providing enough Master Trainers, Lay Leaders, and Facilitators in each tribal community for the project. The trainers will be proficient in the Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH) Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program and the Active Living Every Day (ALED) self-management support program.
GP-CDSMEP will focus on two main goals:
- Significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities in who participate in evidence-based-self-management education (CDSME) and support programs to empower them to better manage their chronic conditions
- Implement innovative funding arrangements, including contracts, partnerships, and collaborations with South Dakota State University Extension program and the Great Plains Quality Innovation Program as our sustainability partner to support the proposed CDSMEP and support programs during and beyond the grant period while embedding the programs into an integrated, sustainable evidence-based prevention program network
The Great Plains Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program (GP-CDSMEP) will increase the evidence-based CDSME and self-management support program delivery to the older adult and adults with disabilities population within the counties in our four-state Great Plains region: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.