KRC Articles

Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications

Authors: National Clinical Care Commission 

Publication Year: 2021 

Last Updated: 2021 


Keywords: Diabetes 


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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Psychological and Social Support Associations with Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease in Middle-Aged American Indians: the Strong Heart Study

Authors: Astrid Suchy-Dicey, Harry Eyituoyo, Marcia O’Leary, Shelley A. Cole, Aminata Traore, Steve Verney, Barbara Howard, Spero Manson, Dedra Buchwald & Paul Whitney  

Publication Year: 2022 

Last Updated: 2022 

Journal: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology  

Keywords: Aging; Minority Groups 

Abstract: Researchers at the University of Washington in conjunction with The Strong Heart Family Study, examine the effect that social support and community have on cardiovascular and mortality disparities in older/middle-aged American Indians. Topics studied include; stress, anger, cynicism, trauma, depression, quality of life, and social support.

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