Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provides public health leadership for diabetes in Hawai’i. A major function of the DPCP is to convene stakeholders in order to better coordinate efforts to prevent and manage diabetes throughout the state. Working in collaboration with partners in public and private sectors, the DPCP aims to reduce the burden of diabetes and build a healthier Hawai’i.

DIABETES PREVENTION

The DPCP promotes diabetes prevention by:

  • Raising awareness of prediabetes through the Prevent Diabetes Hawai’i campaign targeted to the public and health care sector.
  • Establishing accessible, culturally-appropriate CDC-recognized DPPs serving priority populations in all 4 counties.
  • Increasing the number of health systems and clinical sites that screen their patients for prediabetes and refer them to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
  • Increasing coverage of the National DPP by health plans and employers.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT

The DPCP promotes diabetes management by:

  • Increasing access to and participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services that are accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) or recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
  • Increasing the number of health systems and clinical sites that screen their patients for type 2 diabetes and refer them to DSMES.
  • Collaborating with pharmacists, community health workers, and other non-physician health care team members to address type 2 diabetes.
  • Supporting the Healthy Aging Partnership to provide Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP).
  • Providing technical assistance around reimbursement for diabetes self-management education.

The DPCP also works with the Hawai’i Health Data Warehouse to maintain the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an annual statewide telephone survey of adults developed by the CDC that acts as powerful tool to measure the impact of prediabetes and diabetes in Hawai’i.