Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services

Resources for Diabetes and Hypertension


The following are resources and trainings to be utilized when carrying out the work of 1305 and 1422 as it relates to Diabetes Prevention.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program CDC Presentations and Guidance American Medical Association and the CDC Collaboration NACDD Resources Common Ground

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a public-private initiative to offer evidence-based, cost effective interventions in communities across the United States to prevent type 2 diabetes. A key part of The National DPP is a lifestyle change program that provides a trained lifestyle coach, a CDC-approved curriculum, and group support over the course of a year.

Organizations are recognized by CDC to offer the lifestyle change program (CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs (LCPs) or CDC-recognized LCPs). The year-long lifestyle change program can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. Lay lifestyle coaches teach in person or virtual group classes of 8-15 participants. The goal is to help participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity, improving problem-solving and coping skills.
CDC began recognizing virtual/online programs in 2015.

Supporting resources:

Prevent Diabetes STAT (Screen, Test, Act Today) – In an effort to raise awareness of prediabetes, the CDC and American Medical Association (AMA) have developed a suite of resources, including helpful information and tools for healthcare providers, state and local health departments, patients, employers, insurers, and community organizations to help stakeholders Prevent Diabetes STAT. The website also includes brief videos to inform stakeholders about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (The National DPP), a link to organizations delivering CDC-recognized The National DPP (in-person and virtual) by state, the curriculum for The National DPP and an online screening tool to help people determine their own risk for type 2 diabetes. Visitors are encouraged to take the nationally recognized prediabetes risk test and encourage colleagues, family members and patients to Prevent Diabetes STAT.

Prevent Diabetes STAT toolkit – includes information about The National DPP as well as strategies on how to engage health care teams and patients. It includes sample letters, handouts and scripts the health care team can use with their patients to raise awareness of prediabetes and to assist with identifying those at risk.

STEPS Forward – The American Medical Association (AMA) in collaboration with the CDC created a resource, the STEPS Forward module: “Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in At-Risk Patients.” This module is available at no cost online, and allows physicians to obtain 1 CME credit. Case Studies, resources and tools provide information about preventing type 2 diabetes and the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.

Awareness of Prediabetes: A Spotlight on the National Prediabetes Awareness Campaign – This webinar, held in December 2015, describes the CDC/AMA/ADA national communications campaign to increase awareness of prediabetes and ensure that people at risk for diabetes know their risk. It presents the campaign components and reviews how states can participate.

National Prediabetes Awareness Tools – This 1-page fact sheet describes the PSA series available for broadcast which sends viewers to and the 40 CBS: Your Health® mini-interview segments featuring award winning journalist, Joan Lunden speaking with Dr. Ann Albright, director of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. Contact information is supplied to help states find out how to utilize these CBS assets.

NACDD Support to States for State Engagement Meeting around Scaling and Sustaining the National Diabetes Prevention Program (Fact Sheet) 

Common Ground – An online learning community for Lifestyle Coaches who are delivering an evidence-based lifestyle change program as part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. It allows for lifestyle coaches to ask questions of other Lifestyle Coaches around the country. In addition it provides helpful resources and tips for delivering the program. The site includes information about how to become a lifestyle coach, how to join the Common Ground Community and a video about The National DPP.

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