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Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes Prevention

ACPM partners with the Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC to increase physician awareness, screening and referral to the National Diabetes Prevention Progam (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.

Project News / Updates
Prevention 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, May 20-23, 2019
Diabetes Prevention Institute at Prevention 2019
CME/MOC Pending; Live Educational Activity, May 2019

ACPM is partnering with the American Medical Association and Black Women’s Health Imperative to support the development of new clinical and community-based approaches in addressing prediabetes in high-risk populations, with a priority on African-American and Hispanic women. We’re excited to be hosting an educational institute on diabetes prevention at our annual meeting, Prevention 2019, as part of this initiative.

Diabetes Prevention Institute attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the three health care organizations we have selected to receive grants to develop and test new models to increase prediabetes awareness, screening and referral of patients to diabetes prevention programs recognized by the CDC. These organizations will be using innovative practice protocols to tear down barriers to health and address prediabetes in high-risk populations.

Additionally, Institute attendees will learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program from experts at the ACPM, AMA and CDC, with CME/MOC Credits available for institute attendees and have a first look at brand new online resources being released for providers working in this space. Register Today!

Project Details

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

ACPM has funded the following nine 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 have worked with ACPM to document their experiences and lessons learned as case studies to inform and teach others.

Case Studies
Integrated Health Systems
  • South Nassau Community Hospital – Oceanside, NY
  • Emory Healthcare System – Atlanta,GA
  • MaineHealth – Portland, ME
Independent Practice / Associations
  • Griffin Faculty Physicians – Derby, CT
  • Accent on Health – Washington, DC
  • Wheat Ridge Internal Medicine – Wheat Ridge, CO
Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Northeast Missouri Health Council – Kirksville, MO
  • Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation – Mulkeytown, IL
  • AltaMed Health Services – Los Angeles, CA

Resource Center

The resource center is provided as a one stop resource to equip physicians and health care professionals to increase awareness, screening and referral within their practice. It contains materials from the CDC, the American Medical Association, YMCA of the USA, Solera Health and other national partners.

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.

Council Members

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