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Becoming a CDC-Recognized Organization


To ensure program quality and effectiveness, organizations participating in the National DPP must be CDC-recognized. The recognition program assures quality and fidelity to scientific evidence.

CDC only recognizes programs that meet quality standards such using a CDC-approved curriculum, ensuring that participants meet intensity and duration requirements, and achieving 5-7% weight loss.

Organizations that wish to offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs must submit an application to the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). The CDC provides technical assistance to organizations to achieve and maintain program recognition.

States covering the National DPP in Medicaid may choose to apply additional screening or recognition requirements for DPP programs that are consistent with their state rules and authorities.


For more information:

  • Click here for more information on implementing a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.
  • Click here for more information on standards for CDC recognition.
  • Click here for the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards and Operating Procedures.
  • Click here for the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Application Form.
  • Submit questions to


CDC-recognized programs are monitored and evaluated annually. CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs must track results and send data to CDC to show that they are meeting the recognition standards. CDC reviews these data and provides feedback to the program on their recognition status after every 12-month data submission.