The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is partnering with Wellness Council of Wisconsin and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to better understand awareness, interest, and recent action related to employer coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program
(National DPP) lifestyle change program. We invite you to participate in a short assessment (10 minutes) to help us better understand Wisconsin’s current environment. Please complete the Wisconsin Employer Market Assessment by Friday July 31, 2020.
Urgency of Prediabetes
More than 1.5 million Wisconsin adults have prediabetes—that’s 1 in every 3 employees—but most don’t know it. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. The good news is that research shows prediabetes can be reversed through healthy eating, increased activity, and weight loss. Without lifestyle change, prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes within five years, placing additional burden on businesses that pay for related health care costs and health insurance.
National DPP Lifestyle Change Program Can Help
The National DPP lifestyle change program is a research-based program
that has proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Participants can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. Trained lifestyle coaches use a CDC-approved curriculum to provide year-long support focused on healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and managing stress. The program is delivered in-person, online, and/or via distance learning to accommodate all learning types and comfort levels.
Benefits of Completing Employer Market Assessment
- An aggregate results report if you provide contact information
- Option to join NACDD’s Employer Learning Collaborative Employer Network which provides peer learning, sharing, and strategizing opportunities tailored specifically for employers who are interested in offering the National DPP as a covered benefit
- Contribute to a national effort that supports expansion of the National DPP
For questions about the market assessment or the National DPP, contact Pam Geis
with the Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP), Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Through funding from CDC, CDPP and NACDD partner to increase access, referrals, and reimbursement for the National DPP in Wisconsin.