States are making great strides in reducing the impact diabetes has in their communities. NACDD and CDC collaboratively developed a State Engagement Model that engages key stakeholders to coordinate their work with State Health Departments on preventing type 2 diabetes through the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and its lifestyle change program. This model has been refined in 43 states as of 2019 and enhances the ability for State Health Departments and stakeholders to develop complementary priorities and coordinate actions leading to a broader collective impact to prevent type 2 diabetes. The State Engagement Model has been so successful that it has been adapted for other topics including colorectal cancer screening and state physical activity and nutrition.
Below you will find a sample of recent state success stories, highlighting diabetes prevention and management successes in areas such as: insurance coverage, technology-supported referrals, educational offerings, and diabetes program enrollment. For a full archive of state success stories on diabetes prevention and management, view our What’s Working Database.