The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) was created to address the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes. The Program focuses on behavior changes related to healthy eating and physical activity. Research has shown that its participants can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years of age). We established the Philadelphia Diabetes Prevention Collaborative (PDPC), a group of local stakeholders working to design multi-pronged public health efforts to prevent Type2 Diabetes and enroll 2000 participants in 2020.

For questions or more information visit Jefferson.edu/PreventDiabetesPHL or contact Alexis Skoufalos or Vivian Castillo with any questions.


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Collection of Articles on Prediabetes

Pandemic makes Chronic Disease Prevention a Priority

AMA ROI Calculator: helps calculate your potential medical costs savings from providing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) as a covered benefit.

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Podcasts from 2020

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Philadelphia Makes Diabetes Prevention a Priority: Introducing the Philadelphia Diabetes Prevention Collaborative, Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP; Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA; Neha Sachdev, MD; Marcy Witherspoon, MSW, LSW; Priscilla Odor, BSC; and Alexis Skoufalos, EdD

Diabetes Prevention: Your Role as a Healthcare Professional (September 9, 2020), Neha Sachdev, MD; Susanne Trexler, CHES; Gina Trignani, MS, RD, LDN; Bill Marella, MBA; Mitchell Kaminski, MD; Alexis Skoufalos, EdD; and Neva White, DNP, CRNP-BC, CDE

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Diabetes Prevention: Your Role as a Healthcare Professional (July 15, 2020), Alexis Skoufalos, EdD; Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA; Neha Sachdev, MD; Susanne Trexler, CHES; Gina Trignani, MS, RD, LDN; and Neva White, DNP, CRNP-BC, CDE