Establishing and Enhancing Referral Systems for the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Communities ERIN HORETSKI, MS PATRICK MCMAHON, MPH ANGELA FORFIA, MA In 2017, ADCES was among 10 organizations coverage for participation in the program. awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement Under the grant, ADCES engaged 15 (DP17-1705) by the Centers for Disease Control organizations across 9 states, providing support and Prevention (CDC) to scale the National to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) hospitals and health systems, community-based to underserved areas and populations. CDC organizations, health departments, universities, specifically identified Medicare beneficiaries, men, and tribal health organizations. ADCES recruited African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, programs in counties with a population of 10 000 American Indians, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, or more and a diabetes prevalence rate of 9.5% or and noninstitutionalized people with visual higher as well as organizations already reaching impairments or physical disabilities as priority an identified priority population. populations. Additionally, the intent of the grant This article highlights 3 participating included increasing awareness of the program; organizations—ARcare, East Alabama Medical developing strategies to increase screening, Center, and Hattiesburg Clinic—and their testing, and referrals; and ensuring benefit experiences obtaining National DPP referrals.
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Published: Mar 1, 2021