Maine's National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) Information Portal.

Why Businesses Are Taking Action

NDPP is not another wellness program

  • Type 2 diabetes is preventable. NDPP is an evidence-based program that works to prevent diabetes.
  • In people with pre-diabetes, HALF of new cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with structured lifestyle change programs like NDPP.
  • NDPP is a high value program because so many people are eligible to participate.


NDPP is a population health approach

  • The program supports simple lifestyle changes that result in improved population health outcomes.
  • NDPP reduces claims related to pre-diabetes, diabetes and associated risk factors. It helps prevent chronic disease – the number one health insurance cost driver.


NDPP is a move towards VBID health plan development


Action Steps for Businesses

1. Increase your organization’s knowledge related to Type 2 diabetes prevention

  • Assign a staff member to research pre-diabetes, diabetes and NDPP.
  • Locate NDPP and Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) sites in your area.
  • Understand your organization’s needs related to Type 2 diabetes prevention.


2. Explore implementing NDPP within your business and health plan

  • Apply the Pre-diabetes Algorithm to your claims or health risk assessment data to identify employees at high risk of developing pre-diabetes or diabetes.
  • Calculate the cost Per Member Per Year (PMPY) and use your PMPY to support a cost savings analysis for those at high risk for Type 2 diabetes.
  • Conduct an environmental scan to learn more about the NDPP sites in your region.
  • Contact NDPP sites near you to discuss possible collaboration.


3. Partner with US CDC recognized NDPP sites to implement NDPP


4. Monitor impact

  • Monitor the impact of the program using outcome reports from NDPP sites that do not identify individual participants.
  • Track reach and impact of NDPP with combined data on employees and health plan members over 18 year of age to determine Return on Investment (ROI).


5. Provide NDPP leadership to the businesses landscape

  • Make NDPP a covered health benefit for your eligible employees and health plan members.
  • Implement NDPP using a pay-for-performance model for health plan members.
  • Apply NDPP to current payment reform strategies for population health management. This may include participation in Accountable Care Organization’s contracts and VBID health plans.



US CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Standards and Operating Procedures

Maine CDC – Diabetes Unit



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