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 Trucking of America  and Omada to reach over-the-road truck drivers, and working with 25 local affiliate sites to expand lifestyle change programs within their communities:


ADCES Affiliate Sites:

Alivio Medical Center                                                      Gateway Community Health Center  

ARcare                                                                            Hattiesburg Clinic   

California Health Collaborative                                       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 Service                                 Hiawatha Community Hospital

Self-Regional Medical Center                                           University of Arizona- Cooperative Extension

West Cook YMCA

Plugged into Prevention Newsletter:

Keep up with ADCES’s work expanding the diabetes prevention 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 our resources, like training, technical assistance, and technology, that can support your diabetes prevention program!

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