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Results from CDC’s Funded State & Local Programs to Address Diabetes

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Series

State health departments are exploring and testing new and innovative approaches that will provide critical insight and lessons learned. We refer to these approaches as emerging practices. The goal of the Emerging Practices in Diabetes series is to summarize and share information on these proven practices to inform the work of other states, cities, or communities working in the same or related areas under 1305 and 1422.

Working with Pharmacists [PDF - 706 KB]
This document examines the role of pharmacists in chronic disease management and highlights experiences from three 1305 grantees—Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio—in involving pharmacists in medication therapy management and team-based care. The states describe the roles they and their partners played, facilitating factors and barriers, initial results, and lessons learned.

Medicaid Coverage for Diabetes Self-Management Education [PDF - 706 KB]
This document describes the recent experiences of three state health departments—Colorado, Mississippi, and New York—that have collaborated with their state Medicaid agencies to make diabetes self-management education (DSME) reimbursement a reality. Although each state faced unique challenges along the way, they shared similar success factors, including:

Engaging Community Health Workers in Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs [PDF - 972 KB]
This document provides an overview of a technical assistance tool developed by CDC staff to explain key drivers associated with engaging community health workers (CHWs) in diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs. It also highlights examples from three states that have done significant work in supporting the CHW workforce, including training, certification, and reimbursement initiatives. Finally, the document provides an illustrative example of one state’s work on each of the key drivers associated with engaging CHWs in DSME.

Promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program As a Covered Benefit for State Employees [PDF - 350 KB]
This document describes the recent experiences of three states—Kentucky, Minnesota, and Washington—whose health departments have collaborated with state employee benefit agencies, health plans, CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs, and other partners to make the benefits of the National DPP more available to state employees and their families.

Approaches to Increasing Access to and Participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education [PDF - 564 KB]
This report describes the work of three states to increase access to and participation in diabetes self-management education (DSME) through targeted outreach, partnership, technical assistance, grant opportunities, and reimbursement initiatives.

Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Accreditation/Recognition for Organizations Offering the Stanford Curriculum [PDF - 581 KB]
This report provides details on how three organizations built diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs using Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) curriculum and also met all of the National Standards necessary to be accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators or recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Approaches to Employer Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program for Employees at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes [PDF - 550 KB]
This document tells the stories of five employers offering the National DPP’s lifestyle change program as a covered health or wellness benefit for their employees and discusses the varied approaches, challenges, and key factors contributing to their success. A table summarizing and comparing the different approaches is provided at the end of the document. This information will be helpful for other employers interested in providing coverage for the National DPP as well as CDC grantees and other organizations that have a stake in scaling and sustaining the program by expanding access to employees nationwide.

Approaches Taken by State And Local Health Departments to Market the National Diabetes Prevention Program to Populations at Risk and Health Care Providers [PDF - 597 KB]
This document highlights examples from three states and two counties that have done significant work to market the National DPP to populations at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or health care providers.

Approaches to Promoting Referrals to Diabetes Self-Management Education and CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program Sites [PDF - 604 KB]
This document describes the approaches of four states and one city to increase referrals to diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs and CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program sites operating under the framework of the National DPP.

Success Stories - What’s Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ database features success stories (one-page summaries of state work with positive results) or initiatives (entries that contain additional details with or without final results) on all 1305 and 1422 strategies. Learn more about the successes of states, territories, and tribes in chronic disease prevention and control.

  • Page last reviewed: December 14, 2016
  • Page last updated: December 14, 2016
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation