CDC awarded $6.75 million in grants under Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF) 2012—National Diabetes Prevention Program: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Among People at High Risk. These funds will expand the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to help establish a network of structured, evidence-based lifestyle change program designed to prevent type 2 diabetes among people at high risk. Funding was awarded to six organizations on the basis of the number of qualified applicants, the scope of the proposals, and the geographic reach.
Partnerships developed with these awards will help CDC reach large numbers of people with prediabetes (those at high-risk for type 2 diabetes) by expanding the National DPP network of organizations offering the program. Grantees will offer a lifestyle change program consistent with the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards and Operating Procedures. Funded organizations will provide information to employers about offering the lifestyle change program as a covered health benefit for employees. They will also work with third-party payers, including public and private health insurance companies, to facilitate performance-based reimbursement directly to organizations delivering the lifestyle change program.
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The American Association for Diabetes Educators
The American Association for Diabetes Educators (AADE) will work with its diverse membership of health care professionals to offer lifestyle change programs in states with high rates of diabetes. During the 4-year period, the organization plans to make programs available in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Learn more about the AADE.
America’s Health Insurance Plans
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a national trade association representing the health insurance industry will work with member health plans—Aetna, EmblemHealth, Florida Blue, and Molina Healthcare to offer lifestyle change programs in Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. Those programs will focus on groups that have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, including African Americans, Hispanics, and women who developed diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes). Learn more about the AHIP.
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Black Women's Health Imperative will establish lifestyle change programs in California, Indiana, and Michigan, Missouri and Virginia to reach persons most at risk for type 2 diabetes, including African American and Hispanic women. The organization works to develop community-based strategies to improve lives by improving health. Learn more about the Black Women’s Health Imperative.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors will work with their partners to expand the National Diabetes Prevention Program in several states. The nonprofit professional association supports public health programs to prevent and control chronic disease. Learn more about the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
OptumHealth Care Solutions
OptumHealth Care Solutions will establish partnerships with employers and insurers to pay for enrollment in lifestyle change programs and to serve as a third-party claims administrator to make the program available to participants at little or no cost. In the first year of the agreement, it will establish new program delivery networks in Colorado, New Mexico, Southern California, Tennessee, and Washington, continuing its Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance outreach efforts. OptumHealth also will continue to raise awareness of prediabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program through its Not Me campaign. Learn more about the OptumHealth Care Solutions' primary prevention efforts.
YMCA of the USA
YMCA of the USA will expand its offering of lifestyle change programs at little or no cost to participants. The YMCA will train additional lifestyle coaches to lead programs, and will support new programs in up to 11 new communities. Over the past two years, the Y Diabetes Prevention Program has worked closely with CDC and the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance to offer the program to nearly 6,000 participants at 68 Ys across 30 states. Learn more about the YMCA's primary prevention efforts.
Find more information
- Learn more about the National DPP including prediabetes facts and other resources.
- Visit the online registry of local organizations currently partnered with the National DPP to offer a lifestyle change program.
- Find out about the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program
- Watch a short video overview of the National DPP