Florida 211 Network Database on Diabetes Education and Prevention Programs
Project with the Florida Department of Health

The purpose of this project is for the Florida Alliance of Information and Referral Services (FLAIRS) to ensure all members of the Florida 211 Network have the most current information on diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs and Centers for Disease Control Recognized Lifestyle Change Programs (LCP) in their data bases. This project will assure that Floridians with or at high risk for chronic diseases and their health care providers have access to information about quality community resources to best manage their conditions.

The Department supplies a list of programs by county and educational information that is put on the 211 websites during February for heart disease and during April for diabetes awareness. The Florida 211 Network updates this program information and responds to callers requesting information on diabetes self-management education programs and CDC recognized lifestyle change programs. Referrals are then offered to these programs.