Browse this series of profiles showcasing real life and practical experiences of health care organizations that have successfully launched a National Diabetes Prevention program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.
In 2017, Marshfield Clinic Health System launched the pilot of its evidence-based lifestyle change program, “Prevent T2.” Prior to launch, dedicated members of Marshfield Clinic’s team worked to collect relevant health insights and used this information to engage and secure buy-in from the stakeholders necessary to ensure the program’s success and sustainability. The Wisconsin-based organization provides tips and information on how it was able to implement a successful program in this profile.
Aiming to improve health outcomes for their patient population, the team at Hattiesburg Clinic in Forrest County, Mississippi launched its first National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program in 2018. The program launch relied heavily on physician buy-in and support, which was secured by in-person visits to local physicians, leading to many patient referrals. Physician support continued through the implementation stage, giving participants a chance to gauge health improvements and gain motivation.