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NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.

Start Over

  • This video includes activities to help health care professionals recognize the importance of empathy in fostering physician-patient partnerships and improving patient adherence to therapies for type 2 diabetes. It also presents solutions for overcoming barriers to patient adherence to therapies for type 2 diabetes.


  • This web-based program is for health care professionals and any other professionals who work with older adults. It provides education on important aspects of medication adherence in older adults and encourages collaboration to identify, resolve, and prevent medication nonadherence in older adults. Multiple tools and resources are provided.

    American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation

  • This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting.  It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

  • This flipbook helps teach patients to identify ways to become more physically active. It provides color illustrations with two- to third- grade level text on the patient pages and simple teaching points on the corresponding instructor pages.

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • Change Talk: Childhood Obesity is designed to help health professionals utilize motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to navigate challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity.


  • These validated patient survey tools work to assess patient and health care professional attitudes, wishes, and needs in diabetes management, a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.

    DAWN (Diabetes Attitutes, Wishes, and Needs) Study

  • This guide for health care professionals provides comprehensive diabetes information on prevention and control and cardiovascular disease.

    California Medical Association Foundation

  • This website provides access to program models, tools, and resources to enable health care professionals to provide self-management support for adults with diabetes in real world clinical and community settings. En español

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español

    Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

  • This guide provides evidence-based communication strategies for health care professionals to use in situations where patients need information to make sound choices.

    Food and Drug Administration