National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Pharmacy Campaign
As an effort to address the increasing incidence of prediabetes throughout the United States, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was created by the CDC. The program allows pharmacists, students, and technicians to become certified as lifestyle coaches to serve patients at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. To raise awareness of the program and better assist in the implementation process, the CDC has been increasing promotion of their Action Guide for Community Pharmacists
. This guide highlights three main steps towards executing the National DPP Program at community pharmacies:
- Raise Awareness – A vast variety of free marketing materials are provided including print flyers, videos, and several social media tools to promote the program and educate patients on prediabetes.
- Screen, Test, and Refer Patients – The guide provides detailed strategies and tools to assist pharmacies in identifying eligible patients for the program.
- Deliver the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program – Step-by-step instructions on implementing the program make it easy to get started today! Read success stories and how these services are covered through Medicare and most insurers.Undo
In addition to the guide, the CDC has created a full curriculum including a continuing education webinar and provider resources to support and encourage interested pharmacies to get involved in the DPP!
For more information on the DPP, please visit the Official Page
on the CDC website.