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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.

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Read the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards and Operating Procedures (DPRP Standards) to understand the requirements for becoming a CDC-recognized program.

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