CDC’s Funded State, Local, and National Partner Diabetes Programs
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
Strategy A.3: Increase pharmacist engagement in medication therapy management and DSMES.
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.
Strategy A.5: Expand health benefit coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program among public and private employers and Medicaid.
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.
Strategy A.7: Develop statewide infrastructure for CHW sustainability and reimbursement.