Coalitions and Collaborations
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity. The goal of the alliance is to go beyond awareness and consumer education efforts to identify and address systemic and cultural barriers that are failing to adequately support individual successes.
The National Quality Forum is a broad-based coalition of healthcare and community leaders united by a common interest in improving healthcare quality. The group's mission to the establish national priorities and goals to achieve the Institute of Medicine's aid to provide healthcare that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.
Peers for Progress was founded in 2006 to promote awareness and use of peer support and improve self-management amidst the growing, global diabetes epidemic. The mission of Peers for Progress is to evaluate, demonstrate, and promote peer support for diabetes management around the world. The program is rooted in peer-to-peer interactions in order to sustain individual behavior changes that will improve health as well as quality of life. Peers for Progress is designed to demonstrate the value of peer support, extend the evidence base for such interventions, help establish peer support as an accepted, core component of diabetes care, and promote peer support programs and networks around the world. To accomplish its goals, Peers for Progress pursues a variety of activities including Evaluation and Demonstration Grants that will build and apply the evidence base for peer support in diabetes. Other activities include promoting peer support programs, developing an international network among those active in peer support programs, and hosting an international webpage to circulate program materials and curricula.
The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is focused on influencing change in the U.S. health care system to improve diabetes prevention, detection and care and to speed the development of pathways to cures for diabetes. Participating organizations include AADE, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Clinical Laboratory Association/Results for Life, American Diabetes Association, American Optometric Association, Medicare Diabetes Screening Project, The Endocrine Society, Vision Service Plan and Novo Nordisk, Inc.
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a government entity within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and, ultimately, delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. NDEP relies on collaboration with public and private partner groups, including diabetes, health, and community organizations and associations to develop and implement its programs.
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is a national coalition of more than 110 patient, provider, and community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and rising health care costs in the US: rising rates of preventable and treatable chronic diseases.
The goals of the Diabetes Care Project are to close the gap between diabetes patients
and access to care, reduce the rate of preventable complications associated with diabetes, and
demonstrate the value of diabetes management in achieving positive health outcomes and lowering