Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP)
Projects and Initiatives
- Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit
The DPCP collaborated with the NYDC to develop a comprehensive Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit for health care providers. New tools reflecting updated diabetes guidelines have been reproduced on CD-ROM and were recently distributed to nearly 27,000 health care providers in New York State, along with materials on preventing diabetes in adults and children. Toolkit resources can be ordered and downloaded on both the NYSDOH and the NYDC websites. The DPCP is planning to conduct an evaluation of the toolkit in the near future.
- Professional Education Webcasts
The DPCP, in collaboration with the University at Albany School of Public Health, designed and conducted several provider and/or public health professional training programs. They are available via Web streaming on the Department of Health Web site at nyhealth.gov
Topics for the productions have included The Diabetes Epidemic: Preventing the Preventable; Diabetes in Children; Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Children: Making the Case for Healthy Schools Approach; and Health Literacy.
- Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play
Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play is a NYS initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.