The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that they have joined forces to take urgent action to prevent diabetes through the initiative, Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today™.
Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today is a multi-year initiative that expands on the robust work each organization has already begun to reach more Americans with prediabetes and stop the progression to type 2 diabetes. With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the organizations are urging others to join in this critical effort.
Most useful for organizations delivering or planning to deliver the National DPP Lifestyle Change program, the two organizations have released a provider toolkit for referring and advocating for the National DPP, which includes resources to engage healthcare teams; communicate effectively with patients; and incorporate screening, testing and referral into a medical practice.
Other Prevent Diabetes STAT materials include:
Your turn: How is your organization working with healthcare providers for referrals and feedback on participants? Tell us in the comments! (note: only Common Ground members can post comments; please join or log in to post a comment!)
March 26, 2015
You can now download a printable prediabetes screening tool and marketing resources to help you with outreach efforts from the CDC’s website.