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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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In the Spotlight
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.