National Diabetes Education Program News & Notes
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NDEP Celebrates its 15th Anniversary at ADA’s 72nd Scientific Sessions
Starting celebrations right where the program was first launched in 1997, the NDEP kicked off its 15th Anniversary at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) annual Scientific Sessions meeting in June. View the presentation by the NDEP’s Executive Committee, NDEP Past, Present and Future: Changing the Way Diabetes is Treated. 

Help NDEP Engage Youth to Prevent and Manage Diabetes during the Third Quarter
The NDEP is promoting the theme “Engaging Youth to Prevent and Manage their Diabetes” to reach youth and young adults who have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Read findings from the recent TODAY study, which provides new information about treatment options for children and adolescents with recent-onset type 2 diabetes.

New Promotions At-A-Glance Webpage
The NDEP has transformed its “Promotions At-A-Glance” document into a “What is NDEP Promoting This Quarter?” webpage located in the Resources section of the NDEP website. Explore the new page and begin finding resources to support the third quarter theme.

Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner Spotlight
This month, NDEP is shining its Partner Spotlight on Maureen Sullivan-Tevault, who promoted NDEP messages and resources on her online radio program.

NDEP Congratulates Dr. Fradkin, Dr. Linder, & Ms. Nwankwo
Judith E. Fradkin, M.D., director of the NIDDK Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, received the Dr. Eugene T. Davidson Award for Public Service at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ 21st Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on May 27. Learn more.

Barbara L. Linder, M.D., Ph.D., NIDDK senior advisor for childhood diabetes research, and member of NDEP’s Children and Adolescent Stakeholder Group, was honored as a finalist in the 2012 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, a prestigious award sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service. Learn more.

Robin B. Nwankwo, M.P.H., R.D., C.D.E., and member of NDEP’s Support for Behavior Change Task Group, was awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award at the ADA’s 72nd Scientific Sessions meeting in June. Learn more.  

NDEP’s “Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes” Webinar Now Available
Did you miss NDEP’s “Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes” webinar that took place in May? View the PowerPoint presentation.

Free Videonovela for Spanish-speaking Type 2 Diabetes Patients Online & in DVD Format
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced Aprende a vivir, a free, online videonovela to help Spanish-speaking type 2 diabetes patients self-manage their illness by adhering to medical instructions on taking their medicine and following dietary and exercise advice. Watch the videonovela. To request free copies of the Aprende a vivir DVD, contact

HHS Announces Two Funding Opportunities Available Through REACH Program Initiatives
There is approximately $32 million in funding available to improve the health of Americans through two Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH Program) initiatives. These funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are designed to support comprehensive programs that address health disparities in racial and ethnic groups. For more information, access the two FOAs here: PPHF 2012: REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, PPHF 2012: REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health: Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Projects.

New Funding Available – Expanding the National Diabetes Prevention Program Network
Through the Public Health Prevention Funds, the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program will award approximately $6 million in grants to organizations that can support the expansion of the program in multiple states through existing networks or affiliations. Access the FOA.

NDEP Gets a Refreshed Look
As NDEP begins to celebrate its 15th anniversary, you might have noticed a refreshed look for News & Notes, as well as a refreshed NDEP logo. You’ll soon see the new NDEP brand phased into NDEP offerings as they are revised or updated.

On the Road with NDEP
See where NDEP will be presenting or exhibiting in the next few months next or download a presentation from a past event.