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State-based diabetes prevention and control programs

State-based diabetes prevention and control programs are funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are available in all 50 states. These programs work to promote public policy changes, improve the access to quality diabetes care and expand diabetes prevention efforts.

Below is a list of links to state-based programs and a description of each program.

List of state-based diabetes prevention and control programs

Alabama Diabetes Program. The Alabama Diabetes Program is a branch of the Alabama Department of Public Health. It collaborates with other state and local programs to raise diabetes awareness and prevent the disease.

Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the Division of Public Health and works to reduce the number of cases in the state by coordinating public education and community-based programs, providing educational programs for health care professionals and other strategic activities.

Arizona Diabetes Program. The Arizona Diabetes Program is part of the Arizona Department of Health Services. The program includes the Arizona Diabetes Coalition, which is guided by the Arizona Diabetes Strategic Plan, 2008-2013. The coalition has a three-pronged approach: education, advocacy and surveillance.

Arkansas Diabetes Prevention and Control Section. The Arkansas Diabetes and Prevention Control Section is part of the Arkansas Department of Health. Formed in 1997, it provides various services to local community members and professionals throughout the state.

California Diabetes Program. The California Diabetes Program is the result of a joint effort between the University of California, San Francisco and the California Department of Public Health. It promotes public policy changes to support individuals with diabetes, raises diabetes awareness and works to improve the quality of life of individuals with diabetes in California.

Colorado Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Colorado Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. It works in both diabetes awareness and prevention.

Connecticut Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Connecticut Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is part of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Since 1994, the DPCP has worked with various partners to raise diabetes awareness in the state and disseminate information to health care professionals.

Delaware Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Delaware Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the Division of Public Health and has a stated goal of decreasing the financial, physical and emotional burden of diabetes across the state.

Florida Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Florida Diabetes Prevention and Control Program was formed in 1997. It coordinates with other state and local health departments, managed care organizations and medical providers to help promote better management and treatment of diabetes.

Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is jointly funded by the Division of Diabetes Translation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It works to improve quality of care, promote public policy, improve access to diabetes self-management education and more.

Hawaii Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Hawaii Diabetes Prevention and Control Program was formed in 1987 and undertakes several activities, including producing diabetes resource materials, launching quality improvement initiatives and creating the Hawaii Diabetes Coalition.

Idaho Diabetes Control and Prevention Program. The Idaho Diabetes Control and Prevention program launched the Diabetes Alliance of Idaho to improve the quality of diabetes health care, raise awareness and promote diabetes prevention throughout the state.

Illinois Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Illinois Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the Illinois Department of Public Health and collaborates with other organizations to raise diabetes awareness and improve chronic disease program planning.

Indiana Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. As part of the Indiana State Department of Health the Indiana Diabetes Prevention and Control Program endeavors to prevent diabetes and raise awareness through health systems development, community programs and data surveillance.

Iowa Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.The Iowa Diabetes Control Program (DCP) has established the Iowa Diabetes Network, consisting of a coalition of state agencies, volunteer organizations, health care professionals and more to develop educational resources and educational programs to fight diabetes.

Kansas Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Kansas Diabetes Prevention and Control Program adheres to the Kansas Diabetes Plan, 2008-2013 and has formed the Kansas Diabetes Action Council to engage in preventing diabetes throughout the state.

Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is a public health initiative that consists of local, regional and state health professionals charged with improving the quality of life for people with diabetes.

Louisiana Diabetes Control Program. The Louisiana Diabetes Control Program is a joint effort between the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It provides educational support to the public health care workforce, has developed a strategic diabetes plan and has put several small pilot programs into operation.

Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is a publicly funded program that was founded in 1977. It coordinates statewide programs and resources to prevent diabetes, improve self-management training and more.

Maryland Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. No website available. Program phone number: (410) 767-3608

Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. This program raises diabetes awareness and has implemented several strategies to prevent diabetes in Michigan.

Minnesota Diabetes Program. Founded in 1980, the Minnesota Diabetes Program works in several core areas including leadership and coordination, prevention, health promotion and community engagement, monitoring and evaluation, clinical care improvement and health communications.

Mississippi State Department of Health. The goals of the Mississippi Diabetes Prevention and Control Program include preventing new cases of type 2 diabetes in Mississippi, evaluating diabetes initiatives (both statewide and local), establishing wellness programs and more.

Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. As part of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, the Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program offers information about diabetes for the general public, health professionals as well as the community and partner organizations.

Montana Diabetes Project. The Montana Diabetes Program supports numerous activities including improving access to diabetes care, forming partnerships in order to coordinate diabetes resources, introducing prevention efforts and monitoring diabetes, including risk factors and complications within the state.

Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Founded in 1978, the Nebraska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program monitors the prevalence of diabetes in the state, offers health care provider resources and has launched the Defend Against Diabetes Campaign.

Nevada Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The Nevada Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is responsible for monitoring diabetes legislation and policy, developing new integrated approaches to diabetes prevention and furthering diabetes education opportunities for both the public and health care providers.

New Hampshire Diabetes Education Program. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the number of new diabetes cases across the state as well as the number of deaths associated with diabetes.

New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control. This program seeks to reduce the impact of diabetes by increasing diabetes awareness, developing new community partnerships, improving access to quality diabetic care and more.

New Mexico Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. This program operates various initiatives, including an online education program. Additionally, the program also helps coordinate community programs and offers patient and professional education materials.

North Carolina Diabetes Prevention and Control Branch. Works with the Diabetes Advisory Council to provide public education programs and self-management training, evaluate new strategies for diabetes control in the state and foster collaboration among organizations in North Carolina.

Dakota Diabetes Coalition. This statewide organization works to prevent diabetes throughout the state. It pools resources and serves as a force to bring committed partners together to share effective tools and initiatives.

Ohio Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Originally formed in 1977, this program works to improve access to quality diabetic care throughout the state. It raises diabetes awareness, provides diabetes education and endeavors to build community involvement.

Oklahoma Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. A public health program, the Oklahoma Diabetes Prevention and Control Program design, implements and evaluates strategies to improve the quality of care for individuals with diabetes in the state.

Oregon Diabetes Program. The Oregon Diabetes Program has launched several initiatives to combat diabetes throughout the state, including "Living Well with Chronic Conditions" workshops, a "Wellness at Work" program and a quit smoking hotline. They have partnered with the Oregon Diabetes Coalition, the American Diabetes Association, Oregon Diabetes Educators and more.

Rhode Island Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. This program coordinates over 700 individuals and agencies through the Rhode Island Statewide Diabetes Health System. The program facilitates public and private sector collaborations, develops and updates the comprehensive diabetes state plan and defines integrated approaches to promote diabetes prevention in the state.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Established in 1994, this program participates in numerous statewide interventions and community collaborations to prevent diabetes and its related complications, eliminate health disparities due to diabetes and improve the quality of care for people with diabetes.

South Dakota Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. As part of the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Promotion, the diabetes prevention and control program works to build partnerships with the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition and local communities and health care organizations, to share evaluation data, assist individuals with diabetes and more.

Tennessee Diabetes Control Program. This program uses various strategies including health communications, community interventions and more to reduce the overall burden of diabetes within the state of Tennessee.

Texas Diabetes Council. The Texas Diabetes Council is part of the Texas Department of State Health Services. The council addresses the various issues individuals with diabetes face and promotes public policy changes by advising the Texas Legislature.

Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control. The Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program was founded in 1980 and works with various partners throughout the state to raise diabetes awareness, collect and share data about diabetes, certify self-management programs, offer educational programs and more.

Vermont Diabetes Prevention and Control. The Department of Health Diabetes Program works to reduce the burden of diabetes among people living in Vermont. The program offers an in-depth toolkit and educational materials.

Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control. This program works to improve blood pressure, A1c levels and lipid control in individuals living with diabetes in Virginia. The program offers educational training, promotes public policy and more.

Washington Diabetes Prevention and Control. This program collaborates with national, state and local organizations to improve the quality of care and health of individuals living with diabetes in Washington.

West Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The primary goal of the program is to improve the quality of care and life for individuals living with diabetes in West Virginia. The program works to prevent diabetes and its complications as well as eliminate health disparities related to diabetes.

Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. This program is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with diabetes or those at-risk of developing diabetes. Working with various partners, the program shares resources and has implemented a number of diabetes awareness and prevention initiatives.

Wyoming Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Formed in 1994, the program is guided by the Diabetes Advisory Council and has partnered with numerous state healths systems to improve the quality of diabetes clinical care throughout the state.

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