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Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas (RFA-DP17-1705)

This page provides information related to CDC-RFA-DP17-1705, Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas (DP17-1705). Information about the National DPP may be found here:

The intent of this five-year cooperative agreement is to further build out the National DPP infrastructure in currently underserved areas to ensure that all adults with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes have the opportunity to enroll in a CDC-recognized evidence-based lifestyle change program. Successful applicants:

  • Are national or regional organizations with affiliate sites in at least three states
  • Have experience offering either the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program or another evidence-based behavior change program offered in a group setting
  • Have the capacity to enroll at least 1000 participants from both general and priority populations in underserved areas in year 1
  • Have experience either directly or through established partnerships working with priority populations including Medicare beneficiaries and at least one of the following: men, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and non-institutionalized people with visual impairments or physical disabilities.

Awardees will plan and carry out activities that support all five of the following strategies.

  1. Increase the availability of CDC-recognized organizations in underserved areas
  2. Increase clinician screening, detection, and referral of adults with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes to CDC-recognized organizations
  3. Increase awareness of prediabetes and enrollment in the lifestyle change program
  4. Increase retention rates for participants in the lifestyle change program
  5. Increase the number of employers and insurers who include the lifestyle change program as a covered benefit

Underserved Areas

This cooperative agreement funds the scaling of the National DPP in underserved areas. Underserved areas are counties or groups of contiguous counties that currently do not have any CDC-recognized organizations despite having a population of 10,000 or more people. It is recommended, but not required, that the underserved areas also have a diabetes prevalence rate of 9.5% or higher. The CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) maintains a registry of all CDC-recognized organizations at:

  • Page last reviewed: May 12, 2017
  • Page last updated: May 12, 2017
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation