National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) was launched in 1997 to
improve diabetes management and reduce the morbidity and mortality
from diabetes and its complications. It is sponsored by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes
of Health (NIH). NDEP's major campaigns are based on the science of landmark
scientific studies on diabetes prevention and control including the Diabetes
Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) ,the
United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study(UKPDS)
and the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
The program provides credibility, commitment,
and resources that are available to state and local public health agencies nationwide.
The participation of diabetes organizations, and the
program's partnerships with more than 200 health professional, community, consumer groups, and private sector organizations, ensure broad and
meaningful input in its design, effective implementation, and wide
dissemination of its messages and educational tools.
The NDEP aims to change the way diabetes is treated by the media,
the public, and health care system. In the past 10 years, more than 2.4
million people have visited the Web site and as a result of media
relations outreach, news stories have reached more than 1 billion readers.
Program audiences include
- People with diabetes and their families with special emphasis on
- Health care providers
- Payers and purchasers of health care and health care system policy
- The general public, including the estimated
6.2 million people who
have diabetes, but are undiagnosed and people at risk for the disease.
- Business Professionals
NDEP Organizational Structure
To learn how to partner with NDEP, visit http://www.ndep.nih.gov/partnerships/becoming.htm.
Page last reviewed: September 30, 2008
Page last modified: January 25, 2008
Content Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Diabetes Translation