Missouri Groups Receive Funding For Falls Prevention/ Self-Management Health Programs

The Administration for Community Living is pleased to announce the 2018 list of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Falls Prevention grantees. The project period for these grants is July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021.

The new CDSME grantees will reach more than 16,000 participants through evidence-based CDSME and self-management support programs. The cooperative agreements are intended to increase the number of CDSME program participants, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these proven programs in the aging and disability networks.

The new Falls Prevention grantees will reach approximately 25,000 older adults with evidence-based programs to reduce the risk of falling and safeguard their independence. Grantees are tasked with delivering these programs while also increasing their sustainability beyond the life of the grant.

Grantees are undertaking a variety of activities under the scope of these awards, including delivering programs in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging, local health departments, rural clinics, and hospitals; documenting health care savings via health information exchange systems; and securing reimbursement via Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid.

In Missouri, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the University of Missouri were both named as recipients of CDSME grant funding. In the Falls Prevention category, The Oasis Institute, based in Missouri, has been awarded a major grant.

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