Scaling and Sustainability → Building Network Capacity
Building Network Capacity and Supporting CDC-Recognized Organizations
This page will provide information and examples for how state agencies can assess the landscape and technical assistance needs of CDC-recognized organizations, expand the capacity of the state network through support of existing and recruitment of new organizations, help organizations develop business acumen skills for successfully engaging with payers, and explore options for providing third-party or collective administrative support. Many of the state examples relate to Medicaid coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program, yet the strategies and lessons learned may be applied more broadly.
- Expanding Roles of CDC-Recognized Organizations
- Network and Capacity Assessment
- Increasing Network Capacity
- Providing Technical Assistance and Building Core Business Skills
- Administrative Support for CDC-Recognized Organizations
Expanding Roles of CDC-Recognized Organizations
Network Capacity Assessment
Increasing Network Capacity
Expanding the Network of Payers
As a means of supporting the sustainability of CDC-recognized organizations, states may play a role in expanding the number of payers covering the National DPP lifestyle change program. State public health departments can identify and outreach to employers and private payers within the state to make the case for coverage and support program implementation.
Resources to support states’ efforts around coverage include the following:
- Project Management Tool (PMT): can be used when setting strategy and developing processes to achieve employer coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program. The PMT is intended to capture critical steps to help move employers toward coverage, assign team members to tasks, provide a timeline for action, and track progress on steps for reporting.
- Employer Slide Library: an editable resource intended for use when presenting to employers that are considering adding the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered benefit for their workforce.
Providing Technical Assistance and Building Core Business Skills
Administrative Support for CDC-Recognized Organizations
Content Updated: January 26, 2021