About the DPRP
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) is a key component of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The purpose of the DPRP is to recognize programs that have shown that they can effectively deliver a proven lifestyle change program (in-person, virtual, or via distance learning) to prevent type 2 diabetes.
The DPRP has three key objectives:
- To assure program quality, fidelity to scientific evidence, and broad use of effective type 2 diabetes prevention lifestyle interventions throughout the United States.
- To develop and maintain a registry of organizations that are recognized for their ability to deliver effective type 2 diabetes prevention lifestyle interventions to people at high risk.
- To provide technical assistance to local type 2 diabetes prevention programs to assist staff in effective program delivery and in problem-solving to achieve and maintain recognition status.
The year-long lifestyle change program consists of the following:
- Sixteen sessions during the first six months, which may be presented in person or via distance learning.
- Sessions are led by a trained “lifestyle coach.”
- Program follow a CDC-approved curriculum that is based on evidence from efficacy and effectiveness trials.
- At least six sessions during the last six months to reinforce and build on content.
- For evaluation of performance, programs recognized by the DPRP submit evaluation data to the DPRP every 12 months with data on participants’ progress in their classes.
Read the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards and Operating Procedures (DPRP Standards) to understand the requirements for becoming a CDC-recognized program.
- Contact the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program at dprpASK@cdc.gov
- Learn more about the Registry of Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs
- Learn more about Lifestyle Coaches Training