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Enhancing Diabetes Prevention Program Translation through Partnership: Key Lessons & Opportunities in Diverse Care Settings

Moin T, AuYoung M, Richardson CR, Damschroder LJ. Enhancing Diabetes Prevention Program Translation through Partnership: Key Lessons & Opportunities in Diverse Care Settings. Paper presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions; 2016 Mar 31; Washington, DC.


Abstract Body Rates of diabetes are increasing alongside the high rates of obesity in this country. The management of diabetes is complex and expensive, so diabetes prevention is key to minimizing the already-ballooning health care costs and to improve population health. There have been a number of successful randomized clinical trials, including the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Study, showing intensive lifestyle interventions can prevent or delay incident diabetes among adults with prediabetes. Since 37% of US adults now have prediabetes, meaningful translation of the DPP is more critical than ever. There are numerous ongoing efforts to translate DPP into practice across health systems, communities, counties, and states under a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of this symposium is to highlight these ongoing translational efforts across diverse care settings to provide insight into key lessons and new opportunities for translating the DPP. In addition, this symposium will also highlight research partnerships with policymakers or community organizations that have facilitated the translation and dissemination of the DPP. Partnered research can be a powerful strategy for accelerating evidence-based findings into practice. Efforts to enhance DPP translation through partnership will be discussed across 3 diverse care settings including: 1) DPP translation for Veterans, highlighted by Mona AuYoung, Tannaz Moin and Caroline Richardson along with leadership from the VA's national program office including Michael Goldstein; 2) DPP translation in community settings by community organizations and community members, highlighted by Jeffery Katula and colleagues, and 3) DPP translation in the state of Georgia by Kaiser, highlighted by Lisa Schilling and colleagues. Dr. Andrea Kriska, an original DPP investigator and expert in physical activity and DPP translational research, will also provide key insights and help moderate an engaging group-based discussion.

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