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The Texas AHEC East-Greater Houston Region is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health of our population, especially the underserved, by creating partnerships with and among community and academic organizations.


4014 Market Streeet, Suite W111
Houston, Texas 77020

Phone: 713-592-6411

Fax: 713-592-6411

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes every day. While the number of individuals suffering from the disease continues to grow, the number of those suffering from prediabetes is just as alarming. According to the CDC, 86 million Americans have prediabetes; accounting for 1 out of 3 adults. Nine out of ten of those individuals don’t know they have it. Without proper intervention 15-30% of them will develop type II diabetes within five years (CDC, 2016). With these facts comes an immediate need to combine efforts to combat type II diabetes.




Texas AHEC East - Greater Houston Region, the Houston Business Coalition on Health (HBCH), and Cities Changing Diabetes are working together to increase awareness and capacity for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) – an evidenced-based, cost-effective lifestyle change intervention, designed for people with prediabetes. Through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), we are working to draft and implement an operational plan to increase availability, screening/testing/referral, and coverage the NDPP throughout the Greater Houston area. The NDPP provides a proven model for Houston area employers, payers, health systems, community organizations, and DPP providers to utilize to help prevent diabetes (American Medical Association). For more information, please refer to the following resources.

CDC – National Diabetes Prevention Program

CDC - Implement a Lifestyle Change Program

AMA/CDC – Prevent Diabetes STAT

AMA/CDC – A Case for Covering the NDPP

ADA – Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning about Prediabetes

Texas Diabetes Council/DSHS – Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Texas Diabetes Council (TDC) – Resources for Healthcare Professionals