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.
NACCHO assists local health departments in building capacity to prevent and control type 2 diabetes. NACCHO offers an extensive complement of resources regarding guidance for implementation of programs and stories of successful programs.
Promoting Diabetes Prevention Programs and New Payment Options
Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes prevention programs (DPPs) and new payment options.
Webinar will discuss:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program
- The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), which launched on April 1, 2018
- Private-sector coverage for diabetes prevention
- Best practices from the YMCA of the USA on offering diabetes prevention programs to individuals with prediabetes
- Efforts to increase patient referrals to DPP by educating health care providers
This webinar will highlight the following objectives from the Diabetes topic area:
- Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population (D-1)
- Increase prevention behaviors in persons at high risk for diabetes with prediabetes (D-16)
Diabetes affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States. Diabetes screening, referral to diabetes prevention programs, and successful participation in these programs are proven strategies for preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease.
About Diabetes Prevention Programs
The National DPP is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The partners strive to increase coverage of and access to CDC-recognized DPPs. The National DPP is an evidence-based, high-quality lifestyle change program proven to reduce individuals’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve overall health.
For more information about the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expansion, visit the MDPP Webpage.
As part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) Local Sub-Awardee Community of Practice (CoP) project, NACCHO gathered details from three Community of Practices regarding their progress in scaling and sustaining the project. Each of the stories will feature best practices from the three CoP local health departments that have worked with CBOs and Healthcare Providers, including physicians, optometrists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and others to integrate the NDPP into clinical and community systems of care.
NACCHO has developed the following resources to help your Local Health Department prevent diabetes in your community.
NACCHO has partnered with the following organizations to help prevent diabetes throughout the United States.
The following policy statements show NACCHO's support for preventing diabetes at the national level.