Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Project Title

Self-Care Management Alliance

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Date Awarded

July 25, 2011


Outside New York State





People with diabetes are more likely to have multiple chronic conditions and are in need of self-management programs that will engage them to better manage their care and medication regimen.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) established the Self-Care Management Alliance (the Alliance) to bring to scale proven self-management programs (including spreading the use of the online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, or CDSMP), increase community capacity to offer services to help people manage their conditions, and create financing mechanisms to support self-management programs.

Through the Alliance, NCOA achieved the following:

  1. Synthesized and disseminated the evidence regarding self-care management programs;
  2. Provided input into the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations regarding opportunities to employ self-management principles in guidance and technical advice on accountable care organizations;
  3. Developed strategies to expand and sustain the CDSMP in community-based organizations and online; and
  4. Educated policymakers about opportunities to expand access and financing for evidence-based self-management programs.