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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.

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Grant Seeks Innovative Strategies on Prediabetes Recognition and Diabetes Prevention in Vulnerable Populations
Request for Proposals

ACPM is collaborating with the American Medical Association and the Black Women’s Health Imperative to enhance support for health care organizations to screen, test, and refer high-risk African American and Hispanic women within communities to a CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention program and strengthen community support to improve enrollment and retention in this lifestyle change program. Interested health care organizations must submit applications by March 19. News Release »

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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