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News from the EpiCenter Western Tribal Diabetes Project
Diabetes Screening Toolkit In an effort to reduce the burden of disease from
diabetes, many tribal communities have either
planned or started community-based screening
projects. Recently, 43 out of 44 Northwest tribes
wrote screening activities into their special diabetes
grants. To assist the tribes in reaching their goal of
successfully developing and implementing community-
based diabetes screening programs, the Western
Tribal Diabetes Project (WTDP), Portland Area
Indian Health Service (IHS), and Diabetes Coordinators
representing several Northwest tribes are
developing the Diabetes Screening Toolkit (DST).
The purpose of the DST is to give Northwest
communities the knowledge, skills, and tools they
need to assess their capacity to create a high quality
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