DP12-1212

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes Among People at High Risk

About the Program

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation funded national organizations to scale and sustain multistate networks to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program in communities nationwide. Funding for the cooperative agreement was allocated based on the organizations’ capacity to reach large numbers of people at risk in multiple states, while working to also obtain benefit coverage from employers and insurers.

This 5-year cooperative agreement, which began in September 2012, funded 6 national organizations to implement strategies supporting each of the 4 components of the National DPP.

This 5-year cooperative agreement, which began in September 2012, funded 6 national organizations to implement strategies supporting each of the 4 components of the National DPP.
Component Strategy
Trained Workforce
  • Recruit and facilitate training of lifestyle coaches to deliver the National DPP lifestyle change program.
Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (Quality Assurance)
  • Ensure organizations are delivering the program with fidelity to the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards and Operating Procedures.
  • Develop delivery sites’ capacity to obtain and maintain CDC recognition.
National Network of Program Delivery Sites Sustained Through Health Benefit Coverage
  • Increase the number of CDC-recognized program delivery sites across the country.
  • Educate employers and insurers about the benefits of offering the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered health benefit.
  • Assist sites in sustaining the program by securing reimbursement and using a pay-for-performance model.
Participant Engagement and Referral
  • Encourage health care providers to refer people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to a CDC-recognized program delivery site.
  • Raise awareness among people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to encourage them to enroll in the program.
Page last reviewed: April 29, 2020