From 2012-2017, AADE was one of six national organizations to receive a five year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to scale and sustain multistate networks to deliver evidence-based lifestyle change programs.
During this time, these six national organizations including AADE, were able to help more than 14,870 people with prediabetes or at risk for developing type 2 diabetes significantly reduce their risk by making healthier lifestyle choices. AADE alone worked with 55 DSMES programs across 17 states to implement the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). The programs supported under this cooperative agreement delivered the National DPP lifestyle change program in over 60 locations including hospitals, employer worksites, medical centers, clinical and community centers. In addition to establishing CDC DPP organizations across the country, AADE contributed to increasing coverage and reimbursement for the National DPP.