Employer Path to Adoption of the National Diabetes Prevention Program

How Employers Can Adopt the National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National DPP lifestyle change program follows a yearlong evidence-based curriculumexternal icon and is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach. Participants learn new skills, set goals, and receive group support. Together, participants learn to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through weight loss, healthy eating, coping with challenges, and increased physical activity.

Below is a checklist to guide you through making the decision to offer the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered benefit at your organization.

First, you’ll discover how type 2 diabetes is affecting your organization. Then, you’ll learn how you can reduce the impact of diabetes by covering the National DPP lifestyle change program as a health or wellness benefit. Next, you’ll decide whether the program is right for your organization. Finally, you’ll take the first steps to adopting and implementing the program.

DISCOVER

I want to learn about type 2 diabetes and how it affects my organization.

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Learn how the National DPP [PDF - 941KB] pdf icon lifestyle change program reduces the effect of type 2 diabetes.
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Review the evidence [PDF - 418KB] pdf iconexternal iconbehind the National DPP lifestyle change program.
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DECIDE

I’m trying to decide whether to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program as a health or wellness benefit.

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Learn about the positive outcomes other organizationsexternal icon have experienced.
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Calculate the National DPP’s value to your organization.
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Decide whether you want to cover the National DPP as a health or wellness benefit.
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ACT

I’m ready to cover the National DPP as a health or wellness benefit.

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Talk to your health plan pdf icon[PDF - 192KB]external icon representative or insurance broker about coverage.
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Follow this step-by-step guideexternal icon for implementing the National DPP lifestyle change program.
Page last reviewed: April 29, 2021