About the National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a partnership of public and private organizations working together to reduce the growing problem of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

In 2001, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control proved that, for a person with prediabetes, losing a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increase physical activity could dramatically reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

Today, over a thousand organizations across the country use the building blocks from that study: 16-week curriculum, personal health coach, small group of participants for support, helping people with prediabetes lose weight by adopting healthy habits, and reducing their risk of developing diabetes

National DPP resources

Upcoming Webinars:

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Past webinars

Council for Diabetes Prevention & American College of Preventive Medicine Webinar:
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP)

  • March 15, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Join The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Council for Diabetes Prevention (CDP) for an overview of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), its impact on physicians, DPP providers, and next steps/key dates in the implementation of the MDPP.
  • This webinar is open to members only. Please email info@nationaldpp.org for registration details.

Council for Diabetes Prevention & American College of Preventive Medicine Webinar:
National Diabetes Prevention Program 101

  • March 1, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Council for Diabetes Prevention (CDP) will provide an overview of the National DPP, exploring the program history and evidence, current efforts to scale the program, and opportunities for providers to increase referrals.
  • This webinar is open to members only. Please email info@nationaldpp.org for registration details.

Council for Diabetes Prevention & Retrofit Joint Webinar:
The Challenges and Opportunities for the DPP in the New Political Landscape

  • February 22, 2017
  • Although the National DPP has broad bipartisan support, many of the policy vehicles used to expand access are tied to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which raises some questions about what “repeal and replace” may mean for the DPP. In this webinar, representatives from the Council and Retrofit discussed the potential challenges and opportunities for the DPP as the new Administration works to replace the ACA. For those of you who participated in the December webinar, this will be an update based on the latest information we have.
  • Webinar recording

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Final Rule: Part 2 – Compliance, Program Integrity and Reimbursement

  • January 18, 2017
  • In this follow-up to the MDPP Final Rule Overview webinar we held in November, Ed Cotter, Chief Compliance Officer for Solera Health, will provide an in-depth look at the final rule and what DPP providers should know regarding participation in the MDPP.
  • This was a members-only webinar. To request the webinar recording and slides, email info@nationaldpp.org.

DPP in the New Political Landscape

  • December 16, 2016
  • In this webinar, health policy expert, Kip Piper, spoke about the potential opportunities and challenges for the National DPP under the new Administration and Council leadership discussed the activities it plans on undertaking to help shape the future of the DPP.
  • This was a members-only webinar. To request the webinar recording and slides please email info@nationaldpp.org.

Get the Facts on the CMS Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Final Rule

  • November 9, 2016
  • Following CMS’s release of the final rule on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expansion, the Council held a webinar to provide a high-level overview of the rule and what DPP providers should understand about the rule.
  • Audio recording
  • Presentation slides