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 the 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 the implementation of programs and stories of successful programs.
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.