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Through the Diabetes Prevention and Control project, NACCHO assists local health departments (LHDs) in developing and implementing type 2 diabetes prevention programs at the local level, and develops LHD expertise in coalition building. The project also ensures that national diabetes prevention and control policies are informed by LHD perspectives and proposed solutions to emerging issues.
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New NACCHO Webcast Series: Unique Collaborations between LHDs and the YMCA

NACCHO's Chronic Disease team is proud to release its brand new webcast series on unique collaborations between local health departments and the YMCA to support its prediabetes and diabetes prevention and control efforts. The first webcast presents background information on the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, the second webcast features the Florida Department of Health in Duval County and the third webcast provides a spotlight on the collaboration between the Cincinnati Health Department and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.


Fighting Type 2 Diabetes Through Policy Reform: New Jersey and North Carolina as Case Studies

Wednesday, July 23 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific

Comprehensive policy reform can help combat the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic through efforts directed at disease prevention and management. As part of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation's Together on Diabetes™Initiative, the PATHS (Providing Access to Healthy Solutions) project has researchers and attorneys identifying opportunities for impactful policy change with respect to type 2 diabetes in New Jersey and North Carolina. Join us for a Web Forum that will showcase the work, lessons, goals, and implications of PATHS' health-motivated policy work. Presenters from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School (CHLPI) will share the:

  • Most urgent statewide issues;
  • Process and plan for developing a dynamic advocacy agenda and moving it forward in both locations;and
  • National implications for this state-level work.

  • NACCHO Recorded Webinars
    Marketing of Chronic Disease & Diabetes Self-Management/Prevention Programs

    This webinar features representatives from two health departments and their unique practice-based successes on conducting provider outreach to generate referrals to the CDSMP/DSMP workshops in their jurisdiction. The goal of this webinar was to help participants improve their awareness of strategies in engaging providers in the referral of patients to CDSMP/DSMP by using the CDC 123 Provider Outreach approach. 


  • Joan Webster, former NACCHO CDSMP grantee –Director of Public Health and Social Services for Grays Harbor County, Washington
  • Robert L. Wines - Program Director for the Community Transformation Partnership Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion, West Virginia State Department of Health
  • Click here to access the recording

    The National Standards for DSME Programs

    The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education have been developed to assist diabetes educators in implementing quality, evidence-based education programs and management support. The Standards are developed by a Task Force convened by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association. Access the most recent National Standards here.


    National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has just released the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 to provide up-to-date scientific data and statistics on diabetes and its burden in the United States. Formerly referred to as the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, this consensus document is written for a scientific audience. Click here to review the report

    The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC)

    Emory University’s DTTAC helps public health practitioners develop skills for implementing evidence-based Diabetes prevention and management programs. Learn about DTTAC’s new Lifestyle Coach training program here.

    New Resource: An Action Guide for Establishing a Community-Based DSME Program

    The Partnership for Prevention, through CDC funding, developed a new resource: “Establishing a Community-Based DSME Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes to Improve Glycemic Control: An Action Guide”. This guidance document provides local health departments with information and resources to develop a new DSME program.

    Share Successful Tools

    NACCHO is looking for diabetes control and prevention tools for our Toolbox, a free, online collection of local public health resources produced by members of the public health community. Examples of tools include presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, case examples, or training materials. To submit a tool, please contact the Chronic Disease team.