KDN Workgroups

KDN has four active workgroups that develop strategic priorities
to improve diabetes outcomes across Kentucky.

Diabetes Prevention Workgroup

Co-Chair:

Co-Chair:

Karen Beatty
karen.beatty@louisville.edu

Purpose

This workgroup focuses on evidence-based strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and seeks to partner with other organizations and entities also working on this issue.

Goals

Increase, Promote, and Facilitate:

  • Awareness of and screening for PREDIABETES
  • Evidence-based lifestyle change programs such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
  • Referrals to DPP
  • Training opportunities for DPP coaches
  • DPP reimbursement strategies

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Diabetes Prevention Workgroup Efforts Include:

Sharing ideas, information, successes, and barriers among healthcare professionals, payers, employers, the public and other interested advocates to expand DPP availability across Kentucky

BY INCREASING THE:

  • Public service awareness messages about PREDIABETES, the need to be screened, and the availability of DPP
  • Number of healthcare professionals who provide screening and referral for PREDIABETES
  • Number of Kentucky CDC-recognized DPP organizations and supporting their sustainability
  • Tracking and sharing of DPP locations and class offerings
  • Attendance at DPP sessions
  • Coverage of DPP as a health benefit... and more

Diabetes Prevention Program

Tools and Resources

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based program proven to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. DPP is designed for people with PREDIABETES or at high risk for developing diabetes.

Find local, state, and national DPP resources here.



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