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Diabetes


 

NACCHO aims to maximize local health department (LHD) capacity to prevent and control type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases among priority populations who experience racial/ethnic or socioeconomic disparities.In line with this aim, NACCHO provides technical assistance and support to LHDs to implement the following activities:

  • Expand implementation of evidence-based policies and programs that prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and improve treatment outcomes for priority and special populations diagnosed with or at risk for diabetes.
  • Facilitate activities to integrate chronic disease prevention activities in local health departments
  • Carry out decision-making and planning efforts focused on the integration of technology into data collection activities for identifying and referring priority populations affected by diabetes and other chronic diseases to appropriate evidence-based supports, programs, and services
  • Increase LHD capacity to bill public and private third-party insurers for provision of diabetes screenings and delivery of diabetes self-management programs

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program 

Tackling diabetes in America is a team effort. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. NACCHO encourages local health departments to refer participants to the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes. The YMCA and NACCHO are standing together to urge everyone to learn their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more here: http://www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention

 
In the Spotlight

With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that they have joined forces to take urgent action to Prevent Diabetes STAT and are urging others to join in this critical effort. 

Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™, is a multi-year initiative that expands on the robust work each organization has already begun to reach more Americans with prediabetes and stop the progression to type 2 diabetes, one of the nation's most debilitating chronic diseases. Through this initiative, the AMA and CDC are sounding an alarm and shining a light on prediabetes as a critical and serious medical condition. More »



 
Webinars

Preventing Prediabetes through the National Diabetes Prevention Program: Lessons Learned from Local Health Departments

NACCHO hosted a webinar that highlighted the experiences and lessons learned of two local health departments that have been successful in establishing and running a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program under the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Speakers from local health departments  shared stories about their commitment to prevent diabetes by improving state-local level partnerships to ensure increased awareness of the National DPP, deliver the program, market the program to people at risk, recruit eligible participants, and work with health care providers to increase referrals.

Click here to access the recording and slides

Scaling and Sustaining the National DPP under 1422: Understanding the "Basics" 

This CDC archived webinar provides guidance on state grantees' work to scale and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program under CDC funding opportunity 1422. Click here to link to the archived webinar.

 
Resources and News

Coming Soon: New NACCHO Fact Sheet Highlights Efforts to Support LHDs in Delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program

With funding through the Prevention and Public Health Funds (DP14-1422), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke Program in 2014. The program funded 17 states to support local partners, including local health departments (LHDs), in implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) in high-risk communities. For additional information, contact badams@naccho.org

Local Health Departments' Capacity to Prevent and Control Diabetes in Priority Populations

NACCHO fielded a survey in July 2014 to examine LHD evidence-based diabetes prevention/control translation and dissemination activities. Survey results revealed the need to strengthen LHD referral and billing systems in order to improve community-clinical linkages for the National Diabetes Prevention Program and other evidence-based diabetes-management programs. To learn more about the assessment results, contact badams@naccho.org

 
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.