National Diabetes Education Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Does NDEP provide clinical service?
No, NDEP does not provide clinical services for people with diabetes.
It does create and disseminate educational resources on diagnosing
diabetes and reducing risks associated with it, as well as materials for
health care providers who treat people with diabetes.
Does NDEP conduct scientific research?
No. NDEP does not conduct clinical trials or research. NDEP is a public
health education program. Our mission uses scientific research to improve the treatment and outcomes of people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis,
and prevents the onset of this
disease. We accomplish this through a multistrategy approach that
includes awareness campaigns; culturally and linguistically appropriate
messages and delivery channels (special populations); community-based
diabetes interventions; health systems improvements; and an inclusive
How can I find more information about becoming an
For information about NDEP, visit our
Does the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) provide
funding for diabetes education programs?
No. NDEP funds several National Organizations (NOs) through
a competitive cooperative agreement process. These NOs may offer small grants
to community based groups to implement diabetes program. More information on
the NDEP-funded NOs can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/national-organizations.htm.
General funding opportunities from both the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal
agencies can be found at www.Grants.gov.
Does the NDEP Web site list funding opportunities and
No. However, most NDEP materials list informational resources that may contain
information on funding opportunities.
Does NDEP provide clinical services or medical advice
to people with diabetes?
We provide general information and links to other resources, but cannot offer
personal medical advice or direct medical services. We recommend that you seek
advice from your personal health care professional. CDC partially funds diabetes
prevention and control programs in each state. To find your state’s program
go to http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes, and select
“state-based programs.” Next, click on your state. They may be able to provide
information on state and local resources.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funds primary health
care centers in each state. To find a center in your area, go to http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc/
or call 1-800-ASK-HRSA.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) website can help you
find a certified diabetes educator in your area through its search function.
The AADE Web site is http://www.diabeteseducator.org*
Find a diabetes educator at https://www.diabeteseducator.org/DiabetesEducation/Find.html*
Does NDEP provide money for research on diabetes?
No. Diabetes research is funded through the NIH. Funding opportunities are
listed online at
How do I become an NDEP partner?
You can sign up on the NDEP Web site at
How do I partner with NDEP?
You can partner as an individual or as an organization. As an individual you can download or
order NDEP materials and use them in educating people or community outreach. If your
organization wants to partner more closely with NDEP, you can obtain printer-ready files
for NDEP products, add your organizational logo, print and disseminate these materials.
You can link your Web site to this site and to the NDEP products Web site
NDEP News & Notes, NDEP's monthly e-newsletter, is designed to keep you informed about
our activities and help you identify opportunities to incorporate our messages, products,
and activities into your programs. If you would like to receive News & Notes every month,
please contact us
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/partnerships/becoming.htm and ask to be added to
our subscriber list.
What is an NDEP Partner?
Anyone interested in spreading NDEP’s message can be an NDEP Partner. NDEP partners are individuals
or organizations that understand the importance of being aware of new diabetes control interventions
and successes. Partners help disseminate key messages to support diabetes control, and also have access
to various NDEP educational resources and tools for the media, community, business, health care professionals,
and people with diabetes. If your organization is interested in becoming a NDEP work group member,
contact NDEP at
How do I become an NDEP work group member?
All NDEP work group members represent national or regional organizations strategic to NDEP's
mission. New member organizations are recommended by the NDEP Nominating Committee and
final selection requires NDEP Executive Committee approval.
Benefits of NDEP partnership
- access to effective diabetes
education and awareness campaign products that are culturally and linguistically
- receipt of updates and announcements
about NDEP outreach efforts
- access to the expertise and
resources of a diverse nationwide NDEP partnership network
- a professional forum to exchange
ideas and diabetes education materials and program activities
Why are NDEP Partners Important?
The heart of NDEP is its Partnership Network, which has more than 200 partners
that represent private industry and government entities, the medical community,
community organizations, and diabetes advocates. Their diversity reflects the
widespread impact of diabetes and its complications on the health care system,
the individual with diabetes, and his or her family, community, and work environment.
The Partnership Network expands the capabilities of the NDEP by forming their
own networks and encouraging others to become part of the national program.
Any organization or individual committed to an interest in diabetes or the health
of their constituents or community can become a partner, join the national effort
to disseminate NDEP messages, and act to control diabetes.
Are NDEP materials available in languages other than
As a service, NDEP also provides links to non-English diabetes education materials produced by other organizations at
Spanish language materials are at
Asian language materials are at
How many copies of NDEP publications can I order and
are they free?
For the general public, we can provide one free copy. Limited quantities
may be ordered for a small cost-recovery charge by contacting the NDEP information
line at 800-438-5383, or the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
at 800-860-8747. NDEP is not able to provide high numbers of publications
and products at no charge, but can provide a zip cartridge or CD-ROM of materials
that can be taken to a professional printer for reproduction. In addition,
most NDEP materials are available in PDF format at
http://www.YourDiabetesInfo.org* for downloading and reproduction.
Who will be the contact person for questions we can’t
For general diabetes related questions, contact the NDEP at 1-888-693-NDEP
(6337). For general diabetes-related questions, contact the CDC public inquiries line
How do I get on the NDEP newsletter mailing list?
Sign up at
Are there other Web sites for NDEP?
* Links to non-Federal organizations are provided solely as a service
to our users. Links do not constitute an endorsement of any organization
by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC
is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web
pages found at this link.
Page last reviewed: September 30, 2008
Page last modified: April 30, 2008
Content Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Diabetes Translation