Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
The Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is a public health program primarily funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT). The Georgia DPCP objectives are guided by a convergence of national objectives including Healthy People 2020 Objectives and state goals.
Vision: Georgians living well free of diabetes and its complications within environments with increased access to quality-oriented diabetes care and healthier options where they live, work, play, and learn.
Mission: Protecting and Preserving the Eyes, Hearts, Kidneys and Feet of Georgians Living Well with Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes
The mission of the Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is to reduce diabetes prevalence, disability, and severe diabetes-related complications including: heart disease, kidney failure, lower extremity amputations (LEAs) and blindness.
The Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is dedicated to preventing diabetes and reducing the medical, financial, and personal impact of diabetes on the lives of Georgians. The Georgia DPCP seeks to utilize diabetes surveillance data, coupled with multi-sector partnerships and collaborative efforts to advance policies, evidence-based guidelines and support the adoption of best practices to sustain quality-oriented healthcare and other vital resources to prevent and manage diabetes among Georgians statewide.
Cornerstone of the Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program:
- Diabetes Data Surveillance and Evaluation
- Access to Diabetes Self-Management Education and Preventive Care Resources
- Quality of Care
- Health Equity
- Public Policy
- Health Communication: Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Management
The Georgia DPCP is part of a national effort by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation and is focused on the following statewide efforts to improve the health of Georgians:
- Increasing access to nationally recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs including the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Accredited DSME programs and American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes education programs as well as Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs to reduce diabetes-related complications among Georgians with diagnosed diabetes.
- Linking vulnerable population groups such as Georgia women with gestational diabetes to diabetes prevention programs and tobacco cessation services to reduce the onset of Type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.
- Collaborating with health system partners servicing high-risk population groups to improve health outcomes and corresponding quality of care delivered to Georgians with diagnosed diabetes by focusing on ABCS control: Hemoglobin A1c (glucose or blood sugar control), blood pressure and cholesterol control as well as smoking cessation.
- Promoting the availability of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program and YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs engaging Georgians with pre-diabetes (also known as borderline diabetes) as well as Georgians at "high" risk for its development (i.e. overweight or obese status, high blood pressure or cholesterol levels, history of gestational diabetes, family history of diabetes).
- Build and enhance local district-level capacity to improve and sustain access to diabetes care, treatment and services as well as diabetes self-management education programs and preventive care diabetes resources.
Diabetes Surveillance Data, Reports and Publications
Georgia Diabetes Data Summaries
The Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program features updated reports periodically as data collection occurs. Various sources of diabetes surveillance data collected, analyzed and monitored are utilized to examine the estimated burden of diabetes among Georgians and featured in the state and national reports featured below:
2012 Georgia Diabetes Burden Report: An Overview
Georgia Diabetes Data and Trends
Georgia Map: County-Level Estimates of Diagnosed Diabetes
Georgia Map: Disability Status among Adults with Diabetes
National Diabetes Fact Sheets and Reports
National Center for Health Statistics-Nursing Home, Ambulatory Care and Home Health Care Utilization among Adults diagnosed with Diabetes
American Medical Association (AMA) Unveils First Phase of New Improving Health
Outcomes (IHO) Initiative: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2013
Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP)-Living Well Workshops
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Resources and Reports
Competencies for Diabetes Educators (Includes all 5 healthcare team professional levels)
Expanded Chronic Care Model
Georgia Department of Public Health-PH Week
Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: Crossing the Quality Chasm
Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: Quality through Collaboration The Future of Rural Health
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Live Healthy Georgia-Diabetes section
National Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care
National Million Hearts Campaign: For Georgia Healthcare Professionals, Pharmacies, Employers, Private Sector Organizations, Community Organizations and Individuals
Diabetes Public Health Resource
Prediabetes (Borderline Diabetes) Facts
Resources: Veteranís Administration (VA) National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention