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.
CMS Announcement of Final Rule for Implementation of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model
On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule which finalizes policies to implement the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model starting in 2018. The MDPP expanded model will allow Medicare beneficiaries to access evidence-based diabetes prevention services, with the goal of a lower rate of progression to type 2 diabetes, improved health and reduced costs.
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program expanded model is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing progression to type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of prediabetes. The clinical intervention consists of a minimum of 16 intensive “core” sessions of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved curriculum furnished over six months in a group-based, classroom-style setting that provides practical training in long-term dietary change, increased physical activity, and behavior change strategies for weight control.
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.