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New York State YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: Outcomes and Implications

New York State YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: Outcomes and Implications
  • By: The New York Academy of Medicine; NYSHealth
  • Date: October 2012
  • Priority Area: Diabetes Prevention and Management
  • Type: Resources
  • Category: Report
  • Document: Download

Overview

This executive summary, prepared by The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and NYSHealth, summarizes key findings from an evaluation of the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (Y-DPP) in New York State.

As part of its efforts to combat the diabetes epidemic in New York State, NYSHealth, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and the Alliance of New York State YMCAs, implemented the Y-DPP in 10 regions of the State in 2010. Adapted from the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Y-DPP is a 16-week, community-based program delivered by the YMCA that helps participants with prediabetes make modest lifestyle changes and can reduce their risk of developing the disease by more than 50%. The program has been found to be as effective as the original model, with similar weight loss goals achieved and sustained over time.

The executive summary highlights key findings from an evaluation of the program, including how the Y-DPP was implemented in New York State, the impact it has had on the health of New Yorkers, and recommendations for providers and payers interested in supporting the Y-DPP.

Read a paper, prepared by the New York Academy of Medicine, New York State Department of Health, and NYSHealth, that examines the outcomes for Y-DPP participants in a diversity of communities across New York State, as well as the potential for effectively implementing the program in community-based settings to reach a broader population.