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The Power to Control Diabetes Is in Your Hands Community Outreach Kit


An Overview of the National Diabetes Education Program

Founded in 1997, the National Diabetes Education Program is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that involves public and private partners in efforts to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Find out more about NDEP and how it works:

Contact NDEP

To order free diabetes materials, call 1-888-693-NDEP (6337) or click www.YourDiabetesInfo.org.

NDEP Fact Sheet

Learn more about what NDEP is doing to change the way diabetes is treated.

NDEP Overview Brochure*

Get a quick overview of NDEP’s background, mission, campaigns, and resources, and review a list of Steering Committee partners.

NDEP Publications Catalog

NDEP offers a wide range of copyright-free resources that can be used to reach out to people with diabetes, people at risk, and health care professionals. Consumer materials are tailored for groups at high risk for diabetes—older adults, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and women with a history of gestational diabetes and their children. Order or download free materials in English, Spanish, and 15 Asian and Pacific Islander languages. NDEP also has an online Spanish-language publications catalog.

NDEP News & Notes

Get the latest news about NDEP by signing up to receive a monthly e-newsletter.

Program Update Newsletter

Learn about NDEP’s program and partner successes, unique promotions, and announcements, through its semi-annual newsletter.

NDEP Progress Report*

Learn more about NDEP’s campaigns, messages, and materials.

NDEP Strategic Plan 2008-2010*

Discover how NDEP and its partners will implement strategies on future directions and priority activities.

NDEP Publications Order Form*

Make copies of this form to hand out at events or programs.

State-Based Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs

Find out more about State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs and how you can partner with their activities in your area.


Designed for health care professionals, this NDEP website includes information and tools to make effective systems changes in the way diabetes is diagnosed, treated, and prevented.


Devoted to easing the burden of diabetes in the workplace, this NDEP website features resources offering the latest trends in disease management, worksite wellness strategies, and a host of other interactive tools for on-the-job diabetes management.

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