NACCHO aims to maximize local health department (LHD) capacity to prevent and control type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases among priority populations who experience racial/ethnic or socioeconomic disparities.In line with this aim, NACCHO provides technical assistance and support to LHDs to implement the following activities:
YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
Tackling diabetes in America is a team effort. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. NACCHO encourages local health departments to refer participants to the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes. The YMCA and NACCHO are standing together to urge everyone to learn their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more here: http://www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention
In the Spotlight
Tuesday, March 24th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day!
Americans are urged to take the Diabetes Risk Test on American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and to share it with everyone they care about to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, during the Association's 75th anniversary, Alert Day will kick off on Tuesday, March 24 and continue through Tuesday, April 21. The 2015 theme is: Take it. Share It. Step Out. More »
NACCHO Webcast Series: Unique Collaborations between LHDs and the YMCA
NACCHO's Chronic Disease team developed a webcast series on unique collaborations between local health departments and the YMCA to support its prediabetes and diabetes prevention and control efforts. The first webcast presents background information on the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, the second webcast features the Florida Department of Health in Duval County and the third webcast provides a spotlight on the collaboration between the Cincinnati Health Department and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.
Share Successful Tools
NACCHO is looking for diabetes control and prevention tools for our Toolbox, a free, online collection of local public health resources produced by members of the public health community. Examples of tools include presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, case examples, or training materials. To submit a tool, please contact the Chronic Disease team.
Get the Word Out! NDEP Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes
NDEP has published a set of 10 clinically useful principles that highlight areas of agreement for diabetes care in diabetes management and prevention. The result of a major collaborative effort between federal agencies and professional organizations, this resource is intended to assist with identification and management of the disease, self-management support for patients, physical activity and blood glucose control, among other topics. You can view or download Guiding Principles here.
The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes has issued a set of health policy considerations based on the real-world experience of five local diabetes intervention programs. The policy considerations offer ideas for delivery system and health care financing reforms that could bring about significant reductions in health care disparities among people with diabetes.
The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC)
Emory University’s DTTAC helps public health practitioners develop skills for implementing evidence-based Diabetes prevention and management programs. Learn about DTTAC’s new Lifestyle Coach training program here.
New Resource: An Action Guide for Establishing a Community-Based DSME Program
The Partnership for Prevention, through CDC funding, developed a new resource: “Establishing a Community-Based DSME Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes to Improve Glycemic Control: An Action Guide”. This guidance document provides local health departments with information and resources to develop a new DSME program.