Program 1815 - Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) funds state and local health departments to support programs and activities to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and to improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with diabetes.

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Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke

This 5-year cooperative agreement, which began in October 2018, funds all 50 states and the District of Columbia to carry out work to prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Using CDC support, states are focused on implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies to manage diabetes and prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes in high-burden populations and communities.

Learn more about the strategies and activities in Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Outcomes
  • Increased access to and health benefit coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.
  • Increased community-clinical linkages that facilitate referrals and provide support to enroll and retain participants in the National DPP lifestyle change program.
Diabetes Management Outcomes
  • Increased access to, coverage for, and participation in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) or accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
  • Increased use of pharmacist-patient care processes that help people with diabetes manage their medications.

Strategies for Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

Strategy A.1: Improve access to and participation in American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized or American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)-accredited DSMES services.

Strategy A.2: Expand DSMES coverage among private insurers, public insurers like Medicaid, and employer-provided health benefits.

Pharmacy

Strategy A.3: Increase pharmacist engagement in medication therapy management and DSMES.

Prediabetes Screening, Testing, and Referral

Strategy A.4: Assist health care organizations in implementing systems to identify people with prediabetes and refer them to CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for type 2 diabetes prevention.

Increasing Enrollment in the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program

Strategy A.6: Increase enrollment in CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for type 2 diabetes prevention. This can include start-up of new programs or enrollment of high-burden populations in existing programs.

Community Health Worker (CHW) Sustainability

Strategy A.7: Develop statewide infrastructure for CHW sustainability and reimbursement.

Award Management Platform (AMP)

AMP was designed for cooperative agreement recipients, project officers, and program leaders. Users can access resources, request technical assistance, connect across their program(s), participate in peer-to-peer discussion, and report on required deliverables.

Page last reviewed: April 9, 2019