Lifestyle Change Program Providers
Looking for a way to improve the health of your community? A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is an evidence-based solution that can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% in individuals aged 65 and older). CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs are a key component of the National DPP and have proven to be more effective than certain medications at preventing type 2 diabetes.
If your organization is interested in joining the national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes, learn what it takes to offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs and what help you will receive along the way.
Why Offer a Lifestyle Change Program?
Read about health and other benefits of offering a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program.
Is Your Organization Ready to Offer the Program? pdf icon[PDF – 88.3 KB] Prior to applying to become a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program, your organization is encouraged to consider its capacity to provide resources and to deliver the program effectively. Review the assessment questions before submitting an application.
Requirements for CDC Recognition
Learn what standards lifestyle change programs must meet for CDC recognition.
Staffing and Training
Lifestyle change programs require trained lifestyle coaches, a program coordinator, and someone to prepare and submit data to CDC.
PreventT2 Curriculum and Handouts
View and download the CDC-developed PreventT2 Curriculum and accompanying handouts, available in English or Spanish.
All programs must submit evaluation data every 6 months. Learn what’s required and upload your data here.
Testimonials from Program Providers
Hear what organizations and lifestyle coaches say about CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs.
American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Indian Health Service (IHS), tribal, and urban programs with experience in type 2 diabetes prevention are encouraged to apply for CDC recognition to offer the CDC-led National DPP lifestyle change program for reimbursement and long-term sustainability.