National Diabetes Prevention Program Is Now Available in Spanish

Pharmacy Times, February 2021, Volume 89, Issue 2

The National DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program designed to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, through its partnership with Tabula Rasa HealthCare, has announced nationwide availability of a Spanish-language offering of the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP).

The National DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program designed to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes, according to a statement by the foundation.

Through Project IMPACT: Diabetes, the APhA Foundation has built the infrastructure to offer the National DPP using an innovative service model. The model allows providers to use a combination of distance learning, face-to-face encounters, and online solutions to tailor the program to meet the individual needs of participants.

A native Spanish-speaking trained lifestyle coach will deliver each session of the Spanish offering, which is designed to support participants as they navigate the yearlong lifestyle change program.

Lifestyle coaches use real-world examples of challenges participants may encounter and offer solutions to overcome them, according to the statement.

REFERENCE

Expanding the national diabetes prevention program in underserved areas. News release. APhA Foundation. Accessed December 7, 2020.https://www.aphafoundation.org/news-release/11_09_2020_Expanding_DPP_Press_Release