Diabetes Prevention Module

This module focuses on providing options through existing providers that accommodate employers and their at-risk employees in different industries and across urban and rural areas.

What It Is

The Diabetes Prevention Module assists employers to offer the diabetes prevention program to employees as a covered benefit. In partnership with public health, insurers, employer coalitions, program providers, and pharmacies, we aim to increase awareness, promotion, and coverage of a variety of evidence-based programs to help employees prevent and manage chronic conditions. Referrals to evidence-based programs include:

  • National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
  • Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Medication Optimization

Our goal is to enroll 25 employers in 2020/2021 to participate in a roundtable forum to understand and promote Diabetes Prevention. We offer incentives to participating employers. Learn more below.

Why It Is Important?

  • Type 2 diabetes affects 1 in 10 people
  • 9 in 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it
  • The annual burden of diabetes is substantial: $237 billion in direct medical cost, $90 billion in lost productivity
  • Type 2 diabetes contributes to rising medical costs: $13,700/year is the average medical expense incurred by those with Type 2 diabetes
  • Learn more about the business case at Prevent Diabetes STAT

How It Works

Step 1: If you are interested in joining our employer roundtable, contact us to learn more: contact@healthlinkscertified.org

Step 2: Stay tuned for more information about our 2020/2021 employer roundtable series of events

  • Schedule a free advising session with program manager, David Shapiro to learn more about providing the Diabetes Prevention Program to your employees as a covered benefit

Step 3: Share your feedback. We will contact you to offer assistance and resources in promoting programs to eligible employees. Along the way, we will ask for your input on how to improve your outreach.

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners, Tri-County Health Department, incentaHEALTH, Kaiser Permanente, YMCA of Metro Denver, and local chambers of commerce. This project is supported by a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.