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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NACCHO supports the YMCA's National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
NACCHO supports the YMCA's National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and the program's efforts to decrease the number of people suffering from diabetes. Currently, there are nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes and an additional 79 million with prediabetes. NDPP is a 16-week program at a local YMCA that reaches people with prediabetes and who are at a higher risk for developing the disease. Clinical studies have shown that participants in NDPP who receive coaching to improve their eating and exercise habits can avoid the onset of diabetes. NDPP can delay or prevent the onset of diabetes by 58 percent overall and over 70 percent in seniors. In addition, investment in diabetes and prediabetes prevention efforts will save the U.S. government money where one out of every eight healthcare dollars is currently being spent to provide care for people with type 2 diabetes. For more information, see the CDC's NDPP page.
Get Involved with Preventing Prediabetes in Older Adults
NACCHO invites local health departments to become active stakeholders in preventing the onset of diabetes by raising public awareness of prediabetes. You can get involved in the fight against diabetes by referring seniors with prediabetes to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
Listed below are the criteria for enrollment in the program:
Please refer any individuals who meet this criteria to any of the following 17 YMCA's:
For more information, take a look at NACCHO's Factsheet on the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.Staff contact: Truemenda Green.
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.