Diabetes Prevention and 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 the state. A major function of DPCP is to convene stakeholders in order to better coordinate the Hawaii diabetes health system and achieve common goals. DPCP also works with partners to promote diabetes prevention and management throughout the state.


DPCP works with providers of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to increase:

  1. Awareness of prediabetes;
  2. Availability of CDC-recognized programs;
  3. Clinical screening, testing, and referral to DPP; and
  4. Coverage by employers and health plans.

Along with community stakeholders, the DPCP is presently working to achieve the following priorities:

  • Develop an awareness campaign targeted to the public and health care sector.
  • Establish culturally-appropriate CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program serving a priority population on each island.
  • Increase the number of health systems that develop a partnership and a data sharing agreement with a community organization and a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program to increase screenings and referrals into DPP.
  • Ensure sustainability of CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs by increasing insurance reimbursement.


DPCP works with accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association, the Executive Office of Aging, the National Kidney Foundation, and other partners to promote quality healthcare that addresses type 2 diabetes in the community. This includes promotion of screening and testing for those with type 2 diabetes, supporting program availability and capacity, establishing systems for referral of patients into education programs, and providing support on reimbursement for DSME services. DPCP and partners also support Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Programs (DSMP) by hosting trainings and convening stakeholders as part of the Healthy Aging Partnership.