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                             Community Health Innovations                            

Columbia Basin Health Association                                 Drew Memorial Health System

Dignity Health Memorial Hospital                                     East Alabama Medical Center   

King's Daughters Medical Center                                     Latino Community Development Agency

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


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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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