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Who We Are

The Diabetes Council has more than 250 members that include all program managers and staff working within the 59 state, territory and jurisdiction diabetes prevention and control programs (DPCPs) to fight diabetes with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Diabetes Council members work with partners from private industry to public sector, advocacy organizations to academic institutions, to mobilize resources, translate innovation into practice, and improve diabetes related health outcomes for all Americans.


  • Diabetes Council is one of the largest and oldest councils in NACDD, formed over 25 years ago.
  • Standing and Ad Hoc Committees meet monthly via conference calls to implement the Diabetes Council’s long-term strategic plan.
  • Full Diabetes Council meets face-to-face at CDC Diabetes Translation Conferences.


Learn more about the activities of the Council as well as network with other DPCP staff by serving on Council committees.


What We Do

The Diabetes Council's core purpose is to help every state and territorial diabetes prevention and control program to achieve its mission of preventing and controlling diabetes and its complications.

The Council fulfills this purpose through:
  • Influencing decisions and attitudes
  • Making connections
  • Building capacity

The Council's vision is to be widely viewed as the "go to" resource for diabetes prevention and control programs (DPCPs) and an influential advocate for the needs and priorities of the DPCPs.

Who Should Join Us

State and territorial health department staff who work in or with diabetes prevention and control programs.

Why Join Us

The Diabetes Council is made up of managers and staff who work with a state or territory Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP).The Diabetes Council has more than 250 members working in DPCPs currently and working to fight diabetes with greater efficiency and effectiveness.Our efforts are only as successful as our volunteer members.We rely on the personal commitment and professional passion of our members.Please contact us to learn more about membership.No help is too small while the need is so great.



Learn More

Learn more about the Diabetes Council Membership, Operating Guidelines, and Strategic Plan, 2010-2015.


Council Leadership

Laura Heinrich

Council Chair

Contact Us
Marti Macchi, MEd, MPH
NACDD Senior Consultant for Diabetes