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California Prevent Diabetes: Screen, Test, Act ​ Today 

Thank you for your interest in the California Prevent Diabetes: Screen, Test, Act-Today (CA PDSTAT) network.

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) CA PDSTAT network includes members representing a variety of organizations and programs such as health systems, state and local government, the community, National Diabetes Prevention Programs (National DPPs), and Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services who all strive to make a meaningful decrease in the prevalence of diabetes and improve health by sustaining the National DPP and DSMES in California.

Join the CA PDSTAT Network

Benefits of joining the CA PDSTAT network include collaborating on statewide projects, networking with national and state leaders interested in diabetes prevention and management, and enrollment in the CA PDSTAT e-newsletter. Members receive diabetes prevention and management information and resources including invitations to CDPH-hosted webinars and events, news, research, and funding opportunities.

To join the CA PDSTAT network, please complete the California Prevent Diabetes: Screen, Test, Act-Today™ - New Member Registration.

We look forward to opportunities to partner with you in decreasing the prevalence of diabetes and improve population health outcomes in California.

CA PDSTAT Background

CA PDSTAT network was launched in September 2015 in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) during a strategic planning meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The purpose of the meeting was to assist CDPH and partners with developing the Diabetes Prevention Through Lifestyle Change Programs 2018 Action Plan  (PDF) to scale and sustain the National DPP in California. The action plan has a focus on vulnerable populations where the burden of diabetes is seen to be the greatest. The action plan is organized into four focused areas of action, or “pillars:”​​ Availability, Community Engagement: Awareness, Coverage, and Provider Engagement: Screen, Test, and Refer.

Goals of the CA PDSTAT Four Pillars

Community Engagement: AwarenessCoverageProvider Engagement: Screen, Test, and Refer​
Increase availability and support of National DPPs in California, with an emphasis on the communities with the greatest needs.Increase awareness of prediabetes among Californians, especially those at risk for type 2 diabetesEncourage employers and insurers to offer National DPPs as a covered benefitIncrease referral of individuals with prediabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes to National DPPs
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