The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the National Diabetes Prevention Program Coverage Toolkit in 2017 as part of an ongoing demonstration project to establish Medicaid coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. The demonstration project was established in 2015 and will continue through June 2018. NACDD contracted with Leavitt Partners, LLC to take lead on developing this site with input from multiple health plans, national partners, state Medicaid agencies, state public health departments, CDC, and NACDD.
We envision this toolkit will serve as a national resource for states that want to explore, move forward with, and sustain Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program. It also provides information and resources for employers and commercial health plans interested in covering the program.
About the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC
The Division of Diabetes Translation is a part of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC. The Division established and oversees the National Diabetes Prevention Program – a public-private initiative to prevent type 2 diabetes by offering evidence-based, cost effective interventions in communities across the US. For more information, visit cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a nonprofit, public health organization for chronic disease program directors of each state and U.S. territory. Founded in 1988, NACDD connects more than 6,500 members to advocate for preventive policies and programs, encourage knowledge sharing, and develop partnerships for health promotion. Since its founding, NACDD has been a national leader in mobilizing efforts to reduce chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through state and community-based prevention strategies. For more information, visit chronicdisease.org.
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