Public Input Opportunity: CDSME Information Collection

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed extension of the data collection requirements for the ACL Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Program Information Collection, as published in the Federal Register.

The CDSME Grant Program awards competitive grants to implement and promote the sustainability of evidence-based CDSME programs that have been proven to provide older adults and adults with disabilities with education and tools to help them better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, and depression. The data collection continues to be necessary for the monitoring of program operations and outcomes.

This notice solicits comments on:

  • burden estimates,
  • utility and quality of the information to be collected, and
  • ways to ensure ACL is gathering necessary and relevant demographic information to assess diversity and equity in evidence-based program scaling and participation.

CDSME program grantees represent a variety of organization types including state agencies, area agencies on aging, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and tribes. The respondents for this data collection are grantee staff, program leaders, and program participants.

The proposed data collection tools include:

You can e-mail comments by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on September 19 to: Lesha Spencer-Brown at

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