Great News!!! Diabetes Prevention Program for Medi-Cal Approved in California Budget
July 19, 2017
November is American Diabetes Month
November 1, 2016
CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation launched Season 2 of “Your Health with Joan Lunden and CDC”
October 30, 2017
National Diabetes Prevention Program Coverage Toolkit has launched
June 22, 2017
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the National Diabetes Prevention Program Coverage Toolkit in 2017 as part of an ongoing demonstration project to establish Medicaid coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. The demonstration project was established in 2015 and will continue through June 2018. NACDD contracted with Leavitt Partners, LLC to take lead on developing this site with input from multiple health plans, national partners, state Medicaid agencies, state public health departments, CDC, and NACDD.
This online toolkit was developed to provide information to payers interested in covering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program, which is a year-long, evidence-based intervention program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People with prediabetes who take part in this structured lifestyle change program can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).