|Diabetes Prevention Program|
ACPM has received a one year grant (potentially renewable) from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC.
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (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 will work with the CDC and partner organizations to develop, coordinate, implement and manage educational trainings, as well as, gather stakeholder input from experts in the field. ACPM will lead the process to:
Target audience of developed resources will include nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and other clinicians.
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.
Through this project, 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 has identified eight preventive medicine physicians that have expertise in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, to serve on an advisory council for at least one year. The Advisory Council will help implement the one year grant as well as assist ACPM in a variety of capacities such as responding to HHS notice of proposed rulemaking on Medicare coverage of the DPP.
With Medicare’s announcement that it will begin covering patient enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) starting January 2018, insurance and healthcare providers are quickly integrating the preventive service into their clinical care models. To help practitioners understand the DPP service model and improve diabetes and prediabetes care in their communities, ACPM is offering a day-long learning institute on "Preventing Diabetes: Innovative Approaches to Increasing Screening, Testing, and Referral" on May 23, 2017 as part of Preventive Medicine 2017. The educational session is available to physicians, providers and other health practitioners.
Industry thought leaders will lead the event and provide an in-depth look at:
ACPM is pleased to welcome thought leaders from the following organizations to the institute: