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The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the National Diabetes Prevention Program Coverage Toolkit in 2017 as part of the Medicaid Coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Demonstration Project. The demonstration project was established in 2015 and ended in January 2019. NACDD contracted with Leavitt Partners, LLC to take lead on developing this site with input from multiple health plans, national partners, state Medicaid agencies, state public health departments, CDC, and NACDD.

We envision this toolkit will serve as a national resource for states that want to explore, move forward with, and sustain Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program. It also provides information and resources for employers and commercial health plans interested in covering the program.

Want to learn more about how the toolkit was developed? NACDD has created a one-page infographic to describe how the toolkit was built and disseminated from its beginning.

Want to share a fact sheet with your partners or organization? Download and distribute this one-page Fact Sheet about the National DPP Coverage Toolkit.


The National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC

The Division of Diabetes Translation is a part of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC. The Division established and oversees the National Diabetes Prevention Program – a public-private initiative to prevent type 2 diabetes by offering evidence-based, cost effective interventions in communities across the US.


The mark “CDC” is owned by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and is used with permission. Use of this logo is not an endorsement by HHS or CDC of any particular product, service, or enterprise.


National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a nonprofit, public health organization for chronic disease program directors of each state and U.S. territory. Founded in 1988, NACDD connects more than 6,500 members to advocate for preventive policies and programs, encourage knowledge sharing, and develop partnerships for health promotion. Since its founding, NACDD has been a national leader in mobilizing efforts to reduce chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through state and community-based prevention strategies.



Leavitt Partners - Corporate Partner

Leavitt Partners is a health care intelligence business. The firm helps clients successfully navigate the evolving role of value in health care by informing, advising, and convening industry leaders on value market analytics, alternative payment models, federal strategies, insurance market insights, and alliances. Through its family of businesses, the firm provides investment support, data and analytics, member-based alliances, and direct services to clients to support decision-making strategies in the value economy.


Expert Panel

An Expert Panel comprised of government, professional associations, and business organizations (some of which are represented below) was convened in December 2015 to provide fundamental guidance for the development of the Medicaid Coverage for the National DPP Demonstration Project as well as ongoing expertise throughout the project. Individuals and organizations on the Expert Panel were selected based on their familiarity with the National Diabetes Prevention Program as well as their significant leadership in the changing Medicaid landscape.


American Diabetes Association

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and every 21 seconds, another person is diagnosed with diabetes. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the Association supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life.



American Medical Association

The American Medical Association is the premier national organization providing timely, essential resources to empower physicians, residents and medical students to succeed at every phase of their medical lives. Physicians have entrusted the AMA to advance the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health on behalf of patients for more than 170 years.



Association for Community Affiliated Plans

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association that represents 60 not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than seventeen million enrollees, representing nearly half of all individuals enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans. ACAP’s mission is to strengthen not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in their work to improve the health of lower-income and vulnerable populations.



Health Management Associates

Health Management Associates (HMA) is an independent, national research and consulting firm specializing in publicly funded healthcare including policy, programs, and reform. HMA provides leadership, experience, and technical expertise to government agencies, public and private providers, health systems, health plans, institutional investors, foundations, and associations. With 20 offices and 200 multidisciplinary consultants coast to coast, our team is always within client reach.



Health Plan Alliance

The Health Plan Alliance is the nation’s leading organization for provider‐sponsored and independently owned health plan collaboration. For more than 20 years, the Alliance has brought together health plan and hospital leaders, physicians, and solution providers to share, learn and innovate. Comprised of nearly 50 health plans nationwide, the Alliance offers an unparalleled community for advancing one of the fastest growing segments of managed care.



National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Over the past 25 years, the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance), formerly known as the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), has provided expertise, resources and a voice to its member coalitions across the country, representing each community coalition at the national level.
As a non-profit 501(c)(6) membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions, National Alliance and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. National Alliance seeks to accelerate the nation’s progress towards safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population.


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