Health Equity


CDC defines health equity as the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Advancing health equity requires an examination of disparate access to care delivery, often looking beyond clinical care and into innovative, non-medical related aspects of health care to comprehensively address all factors that determine health. The pages in this section provide information on how to improve health outcomes by understanding and improving health equity through the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program and provide resources for delivering the program to priority populations.


Information in this section includes: Defining Health EquitySDOH and Diabetes | The National DPP and HRSN | Medicaid and HRSN | Leveraging Related Initiatives

These pages provide information and resources related to health equity in the context of the National DPP lifestyle change program, including how promoting health equity can support the impact of the program, and how the program itself can be used as a tool and a model to promote health equity.


Information in this section includes: Disability and Inclusion | Gestational Diabetes

CDC defines priority populations as those who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. These pages provide guidance on identifying, recruiting, and delivering the National DPP lifestyle change program to priority populations.

Content Updated: May 22, 2024