Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services

Resources for Diabetes and Hypertension


State health departments are highly encouraged to develop partnership and collaborations with both other CDC funded programs and external partners. Collaborations allow all partners to leverage resources and work more efficiently by sharing and exchanging information among experts in public health, clinical settings, and other sectors.

Below are just some examples of partners to work with when addressing strategies related to scaling and sustaining CDC-recognized lifestyle changes programs.

  • Agency responsible for State Employee Health Insurance
  • American Medical Association (See Prevent Diabetes STAT and Stepsforward in Resources and Trainings)
  • CDC National Grantees (Funded to establish new CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs, train lifestyle coaches, engage employers and insurers, and implement strategic marketing and promotional activities):
    • American Association of Diabetes Educators
    • America’s Health Insurance Plans
    • Black Women’s Health Imperative
    • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
    • Optum
    • Y-USA
  • Community-based organizations
  • Employers and groups representing employers such as Business Groups on Health or Chambers of Commerce
  • Faith based organizations
  • Health care providers
  • Health systems
  • Land Grant University Extension
  • Local health departments
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Other CDC-funded programs
  • Providers of CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs
  • Quality Improvement Organization for Medicare
  • State and local member organizations for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practioners, etc.
  • Universities
  • YMCA

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