New Podcast Series on Dynamic Partnerships for Diabetes

Impact Brief September 2021

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) released a new podcast series called Collective Voices for Diabetes: Partnering for Prevention and Management. The first three pilot episodes highlight how leaders in Pennsylvania and Tennessee have taken innovative approaches and leveraged strong partnerships to expand the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and its lifestyle change program. This evidence-based program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who oversees the quality of the National DPP lifestyle change program in the United States. Among the featured guests are Pennsylvania Department of Health and Health Promotion Council who discussed their approaches to keeping things moving during COVID-19; Tennessee Department of Health, Emory University’s Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center, and the Co-Chairs of their regional diabetes coalitions who share how they maximized their impact by using a regional approach focused on the needs of their respective communities. The interviews with both Tennessee and Pennsylvania are expansions of their featured data in NACDD’s 2020 Collective Action Report.

“Relationships with existing partners and building new relationships with perhaps non-traditional partners has the greatest potential to lead long lasting health benefits within communities.” 

– Kimberly Labno, MS, PMP, Health Promotion Council

Join Tamara Demko, DrPH, JD, RN, a consultant on NACDD’s Diabetes Technical Assistance and Support team as she interviews our guests to get at the heart of the success of each state and what information might be helpful for other states.

The Guests featured on our Collective Voices for Diabetes podcast will inspire listeners to advance their diabetes prevention and management efforts through ideas, solutions, and approaches shared by featured guests. Through intimate and dynamic conversations hosted by NACDD, the podcast will promote guests’ innovative public health practices, collective approaches, and unique achievements in the field of partnerships for diabetes prevention and management.

Want to hear more stories about diabetes prevention and management programming? We need your help to make this pilot show a success! Four easy ways that you can tell us:

  1. Listen to the episodes and follow NACDD on Soundcloud.
  2. Encourage your networks to listen to the episodes by sharing the links in newsletters, bulletins, social media, or emails.
  3. Like or comment on NACDD’s Collective Voices posts on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
  4. Send us an email at We would love to hear your ideas for future episodes and what you think about the stories shared in the pilot episodes.

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