Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes Prevention


ACPM recently began our second year of partnership with the Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC to increase physician awareness, screening and referral to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). 

The CDC-led National DPP is a partnership of public/private organizations working collectively to establish, spread, and sustain an evidence-based lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes. The partners work to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable, and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.

The goal of our work with CDC is to increase physicians’/health care professionals’ awareness of prediabetes as a serious health condition and to increase the number of physicians/health care professionals taking action to screen, test, and refer patients with prediabetes to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs (programs with pending or full recognition). 

ACPM partners with CDC and other organizations to develop, coordinate, implement and manage educational trainings, as well as, gather stakeholder input from experts in the field. This includes:

  • Providing educational and experiential learning opportunities for physicians/health professionals through existing professional networks, meetings/conferences, web-based forums, online tools, and publications (journals, e-newsletters, etc.)
  • Conducting Physician peer-to-peer mentoring and outreach
  • Develop physician "champions" to serve as spokespersons and advocates for increasing prediabetes screening, testing, and referral
  • Demonstration projects to evaluate innovative approaches to engaging and activating practitioners in targeted medical specialty groups or specific geographic areas of need

Demonstration Projects

A portion of ACPM’s funding from the CDC will be used to increase the number of physicians/clinicians who are screening, testing, and referring their patients with prediabetes to a CDC recognized diabetes prevention program. Our second year of demonstration projects will launch with a call for proposal on August 21, 2017. 

ACPM will fund 3 health care organizations/practices to develop and implement a protocol for screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program, either through the EHR or by using another non-electronic approach.  Award recipients will work with ACPM to document their experiences and lessons learned as case studies to inform and teach others. 

DPP Advisory Council

ACPM is fortunate to have 11 preventive medicine physicians that have expertise in the National Diabetes Prevention Program as part of our advisory council. The Advisory Council provides strategic guidance to our demonstration projects and toolkit development. 

Webinar Series

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Engaging Medi-Cal Members in the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM PDT

Join ACPM as we host a webinar that features the work of AltaMed and their partner Solera Health. The event will provide 1.0 CME / MOC credits for attendees. The webinar will focus on: engagement of Medicaid patients in the National DPP; innovative models of referral and identification; inclusion of social determinants of health within the referral and delivery model; and plans for model expansion and scalability.


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