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Developed by the NACDD Diabetes Team / FEBRUARY 2017
A quarterly newsletter highlighting collaborations with national, state
and local partners to advance diabetes prevention and control 
New CBS Diabetes Broadcast Segments
with Joan Lunden Now Available
A series of talk show-style television segments highlighting prediabetes and diabetes are now airing in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Denver, Dallas, Miami, Boston and Pittsburg. States can also pay to place the messages on local CBS stations and online through CBS’ network of digital providers. Watch the segments at 

Nebraska is on the Move to Prevent Diabetes!

The NACDD and CDC collaborated with the state of Nebraska to host a state engagement meeting in August 2016 to scale and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Four months later, they finalized and distributed the Nebraska Diabetes Prevention Action Plan 2016-2018. READ MORE

FAQ on USPSTF Recommendations for Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes

In October of 2015, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated a grade B recommendation that pertained to screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes and referrals to counseling that has significant implications for diabetes prevention efforts, including the potential for widespread coverage of behavioral counseling interventions such as CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  The USPSTF is an independent panel of experts that publishes recommendations for evidence-based clinical preventive services.  The Affordable Care Act requires many health plans to cover items and services with a grade A or B USPSTF recommendation without cost-sharing for the relevant member.  The USPSTF FAQ resource was developed by the NACDD and Leavitt Partners with input from the Diabetes Council Leadership Group to help states understand the guidelines and opportunities.
Best Practices Summit Strategizes Further Expansion of the National DPP
Last November, a best practices summit was held in Chicago with select states that have hosted state engagement meetings to share experiences and prioritize next steps. Top priorities identified: 1) build a playbook of best practices to prevent type 2 diabetes and scale the National Diabetes Prevention Program and 2) build a learning collaborative of state leaders to continue to share ideas sand practices that work. READ MORE
Diabetes Prevention Project on Track for Medicaid Population
Departments of Health in Maryland and Oregon are implementing a two-year project to demonstrate methods for offering the CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program to the Medicaid population through Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In June, NACDD will release an online National DPP Coverage Toolkit to serve as a resource for commercial health plan coverage for the CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program and for state efforts to explore, move forward and sustain Medicaid coverage. READ  MORE
What We've Learned from Each Other: NACDD's Community of Practice
The NACDD launched a time-limited community of practice (CoP) in November designed to help 1305 and 1422 grantees focus on the marketing and promotion of evidence-based interventions like the CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program and diabetes self-management education (DSME). Forty-five states and four 1422 large city grantees joined the conversation and many innovative ideas have been shared as a result. READ MORE


"The calls had an intimate feel that allowed for information sharing among states."
Emerging Practices in Diabetes


The goal of the Emerging Practices in Diabetes series is to summarize and share information on approaches that are promising to help inform states and partners in their work. Each of the nine documents in the series takes on a 1305/1422 strategy and provides in-depth examples from actual state and partner work. The documents address specific topics in diabetes self-management education (DSME) and the DPP, as well as promote referrals for both DSME and the DPP. One document focuses on working with pharmacists. In addition to accessing the series on the CDC website, the documents have been added to the Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services webpages ( and placed in the appropriate content areas. All documents may be shared with your partners as you work together to achieve success.  New resources have also been posted on the School Health and Health Systems webpages.

In case you missed: 2016 webinar recordings of Increasing Coverage of the CDC Recognized Lifestyle Change Programs for State Employees Part 1 and Part 2, highlights from CO, KY, MN and WA.

Now available: Program and presentations from the November
CDC 1305/1422 Grantee Meeting.

NACDD and the Diabetes Council is pleased to announce the recipients of professional development scholarships to participate in conferences and contribute public health perspectives and to learn about additional best practices for diabetes prevention and control:
  • Dawn Crane (MI)
  • Carol Filer (TX)
  • Sara Eve Sarliker (WA)
  • Lara Kaye (NY)
  • Lindsey Ching (HI)
  • Sara Lasker (WI)
  • Valerie McAllister (VA)
  • Alexandro Pow Sang (WA)
  • Sue Millstein (NY)
Funding for this product was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
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