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The California Diabetes Program was established in 1981 within the California Department of Public Health (formerly the California Department of Health Services) and is primarily funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  We work in partnership with organizations in California and nationwide to:

  • Improve the quality of care in Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Provide Communications to increase awareness about diabetes
  • Offer leadership, guidance, and resources for Community Health Interventions
  • Conduct Surveillance to monitor statewide diabetes health status and risk factors
  • Guide Public Policy to support people with and at risk for diabetes
  • As a coordinating leader for diabetes prevention and control in California, the California Diabetes Program is guided by national initiatives and statewide goals, as well as community input. Our work ranges from supporting system-wide improvements in health care delivery systems, to developing peer-to-peer education programs led by community volunteers. We promote proven methodologies including the Chronic Care Model and the team approach to care.

    The California Diabetes Program supports primary prevention efforts that engage industry, building and community planners, schools, workplaces, and places of worship to improve access to healthy foods and daily physical activity. In particular, we work to increase primary prevention efforts in health care delivery systems such as medical groups and health plans that can implement broad sweeping initiatives for millions of Californians in the clinical setting.

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