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

The Disability and Inclusion page provides guidance on how to ensure that delivery of the National DPP lifestyle change program is inclusive of individuals with disabilities and includes examples of initiatives aimed at developing inclusive programs from NACDD’s DP17-1705 work. Additional information on delivering the National DPP lifestyle change program to priority populations will be added to this section as it becomes available.

Content Updated: February 12, 2024