Specialist in Health Policy
Domestic Social Policy Division
To support congressional work on diabetes-related activities CRS has prepared this memorandum providing details of the federal government’s involvement in and spending on diabetes mellitus research, surveillance, prevention and education, and health treatment.1
The roadmap to this memorandum is as follows. It begins with an overview of the Methodology and Scope of Analysis. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) addresses the definitional issue at the start of this memorandum, that is, the definition of diabetes-related activity, as agencies independently define this term. Definitional differences have an effect on all the elements of this memorandum. This subject and other methodological issues will be discussed in that section. A Brief History of Federal Diabetes- Related Activities includes relevant legislation. This is followed by Coordination of Federal Diabetes- Related Activities that focuses primarily on the Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee (DMICC). Federal Spending on Diabetes-Related Activities follows and presents a discussion of federal spending of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies and departments that participate in the DMICC, including the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This section ends with a compilation of diabetes-related spending on minority health.
Date of Report: October 26, 2013
Number of Pages: 34
Order Number: M-102612
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