RESOURCES FOR providers
YMCA of the Central Coast
In the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small-group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, behavior changes, and weight loss can help them reduce their risk of developing diabetes. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
In May 2015, Central Coast Alliance for Health (CCAH) approved coverage of the YMCA's DPP program for their members. This is an exciting expansion in accessibility for the county's most vulnerable populations.
Locations throughout San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz county; please call for location near you.
Bill Proulx, Director, Healthy Living
Refer your patients
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Referral Form
Find out more about referrals to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs:
Prevent Diabetes STAT
To help prevent type 2 diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association have created a toolkit that health care teams can use as a guide to screen, test and act today by referring patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs.
Check out this CDC/AMA Toolkit to refer your patients with prediabetes to an evidence-based diabetes prevention program
ELECTONIC HEALTH RECORDS
Effectively utilizing EHRs through data collection and reporting, as well as increased sharing of data between providers and across systems, can be an important tool in the treatment and prevention of Diabetes & Hypertension.
Addressing patient needs collaboratively with multi-disciplinary clinical and non-clinical patient supports, through utilization of a TBC approach, can allow for effective and comprehensive care.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
Increased utilization of CHWs in TBC models and in prevention & self-management education can be an effective way to help patients and physicians acheive better health outcomes.
LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) & Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program are effective lifestyle interventions in the prevention and management of Diabetes & Hypertension.