In 2012, AADE was one of six national organizations awarded a CDC five-year cooperative agreement (DP12-1212) to expand evidence-based lifestyle change programs. Through this project, AADE and the other funded partners, connected nearly 15,000 people with prediabetes with programs that prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. In five years, AADE started National DPP programs in over 60 locations including hospitals and health systems, community health centers and medical centers, and worksites. We focused our work on AADE-accredited DSMES programs to help them expand their offerings to include the National DPP lifestyle change program. In addition to establishing CDC-recognized organizations nationwide, AADE also advocated for increased coverage and reimbursement for the National DPP to ensure sustainable lines of funding for these new programs.
Learn more about how AADE’s model of building National Diabetes Prevention programs within nationally certified DSMES in our December 2016 article in The Diabetes Educator.