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Healthy People 2020

The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), have a 10-year strategic partnership, which was announced on November 19, 2012.

This partnership works to help advance Healthy People 2020 diabetes objectives related to prevention and treatment through:

  • Coordination of activities that promote awareness of diabetes prevention or prevention of complications from diabetes;
  • Facilitation of data collection to monitor progress toward achievement of Healthy People 2020 diabetes objectives; and
  • Support for cross-sector collaboration to affect policy and system changes.

The Healthy People 2020 program provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors;
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions; and
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.


Examples of DAA Collaboration with Healthy People 2020

On April 19, 2016, DAA members met with a number of federal agency representatives with interests in achieving the Healthy People 2020 objectives for diabetes. During the meeting, information was exchanged about diabetes screening and new research was shared. Topics covered during the meeting included:

  • Review of the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) diabetes screening recommendation
  • Insights into physician attitudes and practices related to screening their patients for diabetes
  • Public understanding of clinical preventive services guidelines
  • Updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its National Diabetes Prevention Program, CDC’s 6/18 Initiative, the CDC and AMA “Prevent Diabetes STAT” initiative, and the new prediabetes awareness campaign sponsored by ADA, AMA, CDC and The Ad Council
  • Lessons learned from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) grant to the YMCA of the USA regarding enrolling seniors in Medicare in community-based diabetes prevention programs
  • Updates from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), Weight Watchers International and Omada Health about their respective diabetes prevention programs

On December 10, 2015, the DAA and Healthy People 2020 co-hosted a webinar on the topic of diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/T). This webinar had the second largest number of participants (at 1,400+) ever recorded for a Healthy People webinar. Participants included public health and clinical care professionals, among others. To listen to a recording of the webinar, click here.


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