Sunday, October 18, 2009

DOH Issues RFP

The Mississippi State Department of Health through their Office of Preventive Health issued an RFP to help integrate the “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program” (CDSMP) and other chronic disease and/or health promotion programs into the state Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQCHC).

The CDSMP helps people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and asthma. The program presents interactive workshops to help people who have on-going health problems and can be suffering from fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems. The program workshops teach participants how to manage their symptoms and enable the participants to network with others that suffer from similar conditions.

The CDSMP was developed and tested at Stanford University. A randomized controlled trial by the Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine led to the approval of this program as an effective evidence-based intervention.

Approximately, $24,500 will be available to fund seven FQCHCs to incorporate CDSMP into their Centers. The funding can be used for programmatic costs to support project activities such as class materials and for meeting room space. The proposal is due by October 30, 2009.

For more information, call AIDP coordinator Sebrenia Robinson at (801) 576-7781 or email