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ACL announces CDSME and Falls Prevention grantee cohorts for 2021

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NASHVILLE, TN — The Administration for Community Living is pleased to announce the cohorts for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education, or CDSME, and Falls Prevention grantees for 2021.

Grants will be awarded for projects that begin on May 1, 2021, and end on April 30, 2024.

Through evidence-based CDSME and self-management support programs, the new CDSME grantees will serve an estimated 14,000 older persons and adults with disabilities.

As part of the CDSME program, the cooperation agreements aim to increase the number of participants, address the behavioral and social determinants of health, and simultaneously improve the sustainability of these proven programs within the aging and disability network.

The new Falls Prevention grantees will reach approximately 18,000 older adults and adults with disabilities with evidence-based programs to reduce falls and the risk of falling in order to preserve their independence.

Grantees are expected to build strong collaborations in delivering these programs while also pursuing their long-term sustainability after the grant period has ended.

CDSME Grant Recipients - Approximately $6.1 million combined funding:

  • AgeOptions, Inc. (Illinois)
  • MAC, Inc. (Maryland)
  • Central Maine Area Agency on Aging (Maine)
  • Mid-America Regional Council (Missouri)
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Cherokee County Health Services Council (Oklahoma)
  • Comagine Health (Oregon)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Falls Prevention Grant Recipients - Approximately $4 million combined funding:

  • Clemson University (South Carolina)
  • Council for Jewish Elderly (Illinois)
  • Innovations for Aging (Minnesota)
  • MHP Salud (Texas)
  • Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • Putnam County (New York)
  • Sanford Medical Center (South Dakota)
  • Springfield College (Massachusetts)
  • The University of Tennessee
  • Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

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