Diabetes Prevention and Management
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working on diabetes prevention and control through the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Control Partnership. IDPH collaborates with private and public agencies and organizations throughout the state to:
promote and provide education about diabetes prevention and control through training for health care providers and patients;
provide educational materials for communities, health care providers, and certified outpatient diabetes education programs;
promote awareness of prediabetes and diabetes;
certify community-based outpatient diabetes education programs;
maintain involvement with diabetes care providers and educators statewide;
monitor, evaluate and report diabetes-related data, and
promote and support community-based self-management programs for people with or at risk for chronic disease.
Iowa is part of a national effort for health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management.
- Improve access to, participation in and coverage for recognized/accredited Diabetes Self Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs and the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
- Increase engagement of pharmacists in the provision of medication management or DSMES
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