Engaging Partners and Supporting the National Diabetes Prevention Program
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) supports the National Diabetes Prevention Program through our work with State Health Departments and other national partners. NACDD provides technical assistance to states to scale and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program in their states addressing:
- Raising the awareness of prediabetes,
- Increasing access to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs
- Increasing healthcare provider referrals to programs and
- Addressing reimbursement for the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
In 2013, NACDD, in collaboration with the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation, created the State Diabetes Prevention Project. The goal of this project was to engage eight state health departments in statewide or regional efforts to promote increased use of the National Diabetes Prevention Program's (National DPP) evidence-based lifestyle change program. Each funded state selected three to four strategic focus areas to increase awareness, referrals, and access to the evidence-based lifestyle change program. View the strategic focus areas. Learn more about the state projects, view the stories of success, and find resources developed by states to support their work on the state diabetes prevention project page.