NACDD has worked with CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation for over 30 years to support national and state efforts to prevent and manage diabetes and its complications. The Diabetes Council was the first diabetes-related project implemented by NACDD. Currently, NACDD leads and manages multiple projects to expand, build sustainability, and increase access, enrollment, and completion for both the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services. NACDD works collaboratively with CDC, State Health Departments, and many national and state-level partners to help them strategically expand partnerships, build capacity to address state and national objectives, and advance health equity.
Using a State Engagement Model developed with CDC, NACDD has worked with more than 40 State Health Departments, engaging key partners in each state to develop a diabetes prevention action plan and a commitment to support its implementation. This 12 to 18 month process of strategic consultation and support services is customized for each state. Learn more in the National DPP State Engagement Model Collective Impact Report and Executive Brief.
The long-standing Diabetes Council is made up of more than 250 staff from State Health Departments working in diabetes prevention and management. NACDD serves as a connector, facilitator, and guide for the Executive Team and Leadership Group that oversee the Diabetes Council and its activities.
NACDD implemented and lead the Medicaid Coverage Demonstration Project, a landmark, multi-year project that showed how state Medicaid agencies and State Health Departments can collaborate to implement and deliver a sustainable coverage model for the National DPP lifestyle change program. This work continues with select State Health Departments and State Medicaid agencies. NACDD also assists states in engaging commercial and employer payers.
Working in collaboration with CDC, NACDD provides technical assistance and support for several projects: