About the National DPP

About the National DPP

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a CDC-led effort to prevent type 2 diabetes. A key component of the National DPP is the evidence-based lifestyle change program.  The CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) was created to ensure that high quality lifestyle change programs are being delivered across the country.

Learn more about the National DPP and CDC Recognition on CDC’s website.

About the Lifestyle Change Program

The National DPP lifestyle change program is based on the groundbreaking Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) research study which showed that lifestyle changes were effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes in adults with pre-diabetes.  The National DPP lifestyle change program transformed the proven-effective elements of the DPP into a group-based lifestyle change program that is scalable, sustainable, and effective. 

The National DPP lifestyle change program is delivered by a trained facilitator called a Lifestyle Coach with a group of approximately 8-10 participants who are adults with pre-diabetes. There are two nationally-approved curricula for the lifestyle change program: the 2012 CDC-Developed curriculum and the Prevent T2 curriculum.  Explore the curricula on CDC’s website.

This video gives you an idea of what the lifestyle change program is all about.


National Registry of CDC Recognized Sites

CDC maintains a national registry of organization sites with pending and full recognition status.


Organizations Now Delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program
A growing number of organizations across the country are receiving pending recognition status from the CDC to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program. These organizations are listed in the CDC's national registry of diabetes prevention programs. The registry is an online tool to help health care providers refer patients to a program or help participants locate a program in their community.