Through the Diabetes Prevention and Control project, NACCHO assists local health departments (LHDs) in developing and implementing type 2 diabetes prevention programs at the local level, and develops LHD expertise in coalition building. The project also ensures that national diabetes prevention and control policies are informed by LHD perspectives and proposed solutions to emerging issues.
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In the Spotlight
Diabetes Alert Day is March 25
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and other national organizations are standing together to urge everyone to learn their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, March 25th Diabetes Alert Day.
Local health departments can take a proactive approach to educating communities about pre-diabetes by doing the following:
Local health departments, take a look at these NACCHO resources for additional guidance on diabetes prevention and control.
The National Standards for DSME Programs
The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education have been developed to assist diabetes educators in implementing quality, evidence-based education programs and management support. The Standards are developed by a Task Force convened by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association. Access the most recent National Standards 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.
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.
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.