A Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes – Recipients

Component A:  50 state health departments and the District of Columbia Department of Health
Component B:  22 organizations
Component C:  4 organizations

A Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations with or at Risk for Diabetes (CDC-RFA-DP23-0020): This 5-year cooperative agreement seeks to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes and improve self-care practices, quality of care, and early detection of complications among people with diabetes. Additionally, this cooperative agreement will support implementation of evidence-based, family-centered childhood obesity interventions as a type 2 diabetes risk reduction strategy. All work supported under this cooperative agreement will focus on reducing health disparities and achieving health equity for priority populations, defined as those who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.

The NOFO includes 3 components: A, B, and C.

Component A:

Component A funds 1 organization in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC). Recipients will work on a minimum of 6 evidence-based diabetes prevention and management strategies selected from the menu provided. Recipients’ work, in total, should achieve statewide reach (district-wide reach in DC) and should aim to reduce health disparities for the priority populations served.

Component B:

Component B funds 22 organizations to work in US counties identified as high need based on diabetes disease burden and social vulnerability. Recipients must be able to reach a minimum of 350,000 people within one county or across multiple counties from the list provided through work on 4 evidence-based diabetes prevention and management strategies selected from a menu. Recipients must establish partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) in the selected counties that have experience and expertise engaging priority populations. Recipients must then sub-award a minimum of 30% of total funding to these partners to support implementation of the strategies and to help eliminate social determinants of health (SDOH)-related barriers to recruitment, enrollment, and retention of priority populations in the evidence-based diabetes prevention/management programs described.

Component C:

Component C funds 4 multisectoral partnership networks in different areas of the United States to simultaneously and collaboratively address strategies proven necessary to grow and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to better engage, enroll, and retain priority populations. Recipients will serve as a hub (backbone) organization supporting the network and will be required to convene and fund partners across sectors, including payers, health care organizations, CBOs, organizations with demonstrated experience reaching and engaging the priority populations of focus, partners that address SDOH-related needs, and both in-person and virtual CDC-recognized National DPP delivery organizations. The goal is to enroll at least 1,000 participants in the first year and at least 10,000 by the end of the 5-year performance period and to demonstrate the capacity to submit claims to payers to help ensure program sustainability.