Authors: National Clinical Care Commission
Publication Year: 2021
Last Updated: 2021
Short Abstract: The National Clinical Care Commission, a federal advisory committee established by the National Clinical Care Commission Act of 2017 – PDF, recently released its final report outlining recommendations to improve diabetes awareness, prevention, and treatment. The report called for additional federal efforts to improve access to health care, address social determinants of health, and improve trans-agency collaboration. Specifically, NCCC recommends supporting funding for SDPI, including Funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) in five-year increments so that evidenced-based tribal diabetes prevention programs have the resources to (1) sustain the effort to combat diabetes and its complications; (2) develop additional culturally appropriate, high-impact diabetes prevention interventions; and (3) evaluate outcomes. • An increase in SDPI funding to address inflation costs, which have consumed more than 34% of the program’s resources since 2004, the last year Congress increased funding for the Special Diabetes Program. In the future, annual increases in funding should, at a minimum, address the costs of inflation.
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