Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Diabetes Prevention & Prediabetes

Expanding the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Working toward equal access to the lifestyle change program for all people at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes

In 2017, CDC awarded ADCES with our latest 5-year cooperative agreement (CDC-DP17-1705) to activate the National DPP within underserved communities with little or no access to CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs. Working in cities and rural communities, we’ve engaged priority populations—Latinos, African Americans, Medicare beneficiaries, men, and others—who are underutilizing the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  

This work isn’t easy, and we know we can’t do it alone. That’s why ADCES is partnering with the National Center for Farmworker Health to engage Latinos, teaming up with the Healthy Truckers Association of America and Omada Health to reach over-the-road truck drivers, and working with 22 local affiliate sites to start lifestyle change programs within their communities:


ADCES Affiliate Sites:

Alivio Medical Center                                                         Gateway Community Health Center  

ARcare                                                                              Hattiesburg Clinic   

Clara Maass Medical Center                                             Houston Health Department

Community Council of Greater Dallas                               Hutchinson Clinic

Community Health Innovations                                         Dignity Health Memorial Hospital 

Columbia Basin Health Association                                  Drew Memorial Health System

King's Daughters Medical Center                                      Latino Community Development Agency

East Alabama Medical Center                                           Project Vida Health Center

Sea Mar Community Health Center                                   Shannon Medical Center 

Southern Jersey Family Medical Center                           The University of Texas Health Services

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services                            Yuma County Public Health Services



Plugged into Prevention Newsletter:

Keep up with ADCES’s work expanding the National DPP to reach priority populations and underserved areas. Our newsletter highlights our efforts to engage over-the road truckers, spotlights lifestyle coaches and program coordinators who are making a difference in their communities, and shares stories from program participants who are living healthier lives. You’ll also learn more about ADCES’s diabetes prevention resources, like training, technical assistance, and technology, that can support your DPP!

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