Improving Diabetes Prevention
Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers—almost 10% of the State’s population—have diabetes, a chronic condition that exacts an enormous human and financial toll. In addition, more than 4 million New Yorkers have prediabetes, a condition that puts them at high risk for developing diabetes and its complications.
To reverse the diabetes epidemic in New York State, the Foundation supports the spread of effective community-based prevention programs that reach people where they live, work, and worship. NYSHealth focuses on three strategies to prevent diabetes:
- Replicating proven and innovative public health approaches to diabetes prevention;
- Informing public policy to advance prevention efforts throughout the State; and
- Leveraging private and public resources to build the evidence for effective diabetes prevention programs.
Through the end of 2013, the Foundation also continued to focus on improving the way primary care physicians manage the care of people with diabetes. NYSHealth also surpassed its five-year goal of helping 3,000 primary care providers attain diabetes recognition, which is an indicator that clinicians are delivering the best care and achieving good outcomes for patients.
Measuring Our Impact
The program indicators below help us to track the Foundation’s and our grantees’ progress in our work to improve the prevention of diabetes. The social indicators help us to understand and track the context of our work, and help us keep the bigger picture in mind when we consider new grant proposals.View Program Impact View Social Impact