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Additional African Americans and People of African Ancestry Resources

Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks: Part 2: Trends in Priorities of the Heckler Report-Care for Diabetes
This resource included data on diabetes, diabetes care and management, and diabetes outcomes among adult African-American populations.

Current Approaches to Support the Psychosocial Care of African-American Adults with Diabetes)
This report presents a literature review of evidence on faith and community-based strategies to provide psychosocial support for African American adults at risk for or diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This resource may be useful especially to leaders of community- and faith-based organizations, as well as healthcare professionals.

Diabetes and African Americans
This webpage describes the heightened risk of diabetes among African Americans and compares prevalence data on diabetes diagnoses and diabetes-related complications between African American and the Non-Hispanic White populations.

What African Americans with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Need to Know [PDF – 1 MB]
This resource discusses the risk of kidney disease for individuals with diabetes and high blood pressure, and provides facts about getting checked for kidney disease.

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Additional American Indians and Alaska Natives Resources

Addressing Health Disparities Through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships
A webinar to help participants learn evidence-based and culturally relevant practices to help align their individual health care practice or community-based efforts with national goals related to eliminating health disparities.

Diabetes…Finding the Balance [PDF – 2.3 MB]
Written for a person with diabetes, this handbook provides an overview of the relationship between “a walk in wellness” and “the circle of life.” It describes how total wellness relates to body, mind, heart (or emotions), and spirit and addresses the issues that can help someone with diabetes maintain a healthy walk in wellness.

Food Matters: Food Insecurity and Diabetes
Food insecurity has important implications for managing diabetes and prediabetes. This video training presents evidence-based information linking food insecurity and a person’s risk for diabetes and provides a screening tool and strategies to use with clients.

Indian Health Service Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
This website provides information about the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) that includes clinician CME/CE training and resources and tools for diabetes educators and community members working with American Indians/Alaska Natives.

IHS Standards of Care and Clinical Practice Recommendations: Type 2 Diabetes
Resources providing guidance to clinicians and educators who care for American Indian and Alaska Native people who have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Recommendations, clinical tools and resources, and patient education materials are included.

Native Diabetes Wellness Program
The Native Diabetes Wellness Program shares messages (including stories and art) about traditional ways of health and supports sustainable ecological approaches and health practices to promote traditional foods, physical activity, and social support. Resources include the Eagle Books (a set of books and tools to help educate children about wellness and diabetes prevention) and information on traditional foods to promote health through tradition.

Website addresses of nonfederal organizations are provided solely as a service to our readers. Provision of an address does not constitute an endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of other organizations’ web pages.

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Additional Resources for People in Rural Communities

Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project
Includes an overview of the program, including objectives, partners, audience, and preliminary results.

Diabetes: A Family Matter
A program designed to provide people in Appalachian region communities with materials and ideas about ways to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent diabetes. Includes an online toolkit that addresses the need for a family and community centered approach to diabetes care and support, and creates an understanding of the relationship between the Appalachian people and diabetes.

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers
Migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs) are an integral part of the U.S. agricultural workforce. NDEP works with its national and community-based partners to gather diabetes education resources that are culturally and linguistically tailored or relevant for MSFWs. Materials are available through the links below.

National Rural Health Association (NHRA) Website
This website provides information about rural health issues and related programs, conferences, and publications.

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) Website
The RHI Hub website is a clearinghouse for rural health issues with information, resources, and tools for people working in these communities. It includes the Rural Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit that helps identify, implement, and sustain programs to prevent or manage diabetes in rural areas.

Website addresses of nonfederal organizations are provided solely as a service to our readers. Provision of an address does not constitute an endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of other organizations’ web pages.

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Additional Diabetes Distress and Depression Resources

Depression, Distress, and Diabetes
A news post providing an overview of diabetes distress and treatment information.

Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS) [PDF – 163 KB]
A 17-item scale that captures four critical dimensions of distress: emotional burden, regimen distress, interpersonal distress, and physician distress. The scale is available free to nonprofit institutions for use in clinical care and research. Payment of a per-use licensing fee is required for all for-profit companies and other for-profit institutions.

Healthy Coping in Diabetes: A Guide for Program Development and Implementation [PDF – 598 KB]
A guide to help diabetes self-management education programs incorporate strategies to address negative emotions and enhance healthy coping.

Helping with Mental Challenges of Diabetes
Recommendations for caregivers about taking care of themselves, knowing when professionals are needed, and using active listening to avoid assuming or blaming.

Diabetes Partners
A website providing support for spouses and partners of adults with type 1 diabetes who are experiencing their own diabetes-related frustrations and worries.

Targeting Diabetes Distress: The Missing Piece of the Successful Type 1 Diabetes Management Puzzle
A journal article encouraging the addition of targeted diabetes distress treatment to type 1 diabetes management. Includes descriptions of different kinds of diabetes-related distress, such as that due to social factors or the diabetes regimen, and treatment approaches.

Website addresses of nonfederal organizations are provided solely as a service to our readers. Provision of an address does not constitute an endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of other organizations’ web pages.

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Additional Training & Technical Assistance Resources

Addressing Health Disparities Through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships
A webinar to help participants learn evidence-based and culturally relevant practices to help align their individual health care practice or community-based efforts with national goals related to eliminating health disparities.

Community Health Workers: Policy and Systems Strategies for Improving the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease Among Disparate Populations
A 3-hour course addressing chronic disease-related social determinants that use Community Health Workers (CHWs) models to show how to increase access to care for populations experiencing health disparities, and the value and impact of CHWs in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases.

Communicating Public Health: Message Design Strategies to Promote Awareness and Action to Address Social Determinants of Health
A video presentation providing an overview of how public health communication can help address the social determinants of health and health disparities.

Website addresses of nonfederal organizations are provided solely as a service to our readers. Provision of an address does not constitute an endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of other organizations’ web pages.

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Additional Coping with Emotional Issues Resources

Does Diabetes Cause Depression?
Information about recognizing symptoms of depression and getting help if symptoms exist, as well as treatment options. A Spanish version is also available.

Helping with Mental Challenges of Diabetes
Recommendations for caregivers about taking care of themselves, knowing when professionals are needed, and using active listening to avoid assuming or blaming.

Diabetes Partners
A website providing support for spouses and partners of adults with type 1 diabetes who are experiencing their own diabetes-related frustrations and worries.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes
A website and tip sheet providing information about the emotional consequences of diabetes and how to cope. Includes information about how psychologists can help people make recommended behavior changes.

Website addresses of nonfederal organizations are provided solely as a service to our readers. Provision of an address does not constitute an endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of other organizations’ web pages.

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