Bring Diabetes Information to Your Community
Community settings such as schools, worksites, senior centers and places of worship are part of our extended family, and so is your health care team. NDEP has many resources and tools that can be used in a variety of settings to strengthen community and clinical linkages that span the spectrum of diabetes prevention and management.
Check out some of these resources from the NDEP and help people in your community stay healthy.
Help Your Community Stay Healthy
Help businesses or managed care companies assess the impact of diabetes in the workplace.
The Road to Health Toolkit
Designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, this tool kit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.
In addition to NDEP resources, the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to bring communities evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes. It is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program study led by the National Institutes of Health.
To win, we have to lose. Share the following videos about type 2 diabetes from the HBO
Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation, which explores the obesity epidemic in
America. You can also use the Community Meeting Toolkit to plan a screening event at
- The Weight of the Nation - Choices Clip
- The Weight of the Nation - Consequences Clip
- Community Meeting Toolkit
Check out the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) for educational resources and materials on diabetic eye disease, including the Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit for community health workers, which is available for free download. The download also includes free access to the online training course.