Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management
Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers—almost 10% of the State’s population—have diabetes, a chronic condition that exacts an enormous human and financial toll. In addition, more than 4 million New Yorkers have prediabetes, a condition that puts them at high risk for developing diabetes and its complications.
Through the end of 2013, the Foundation focused on improving the way primary care physicians manage the care of people with diabetes. NYSHealth surpassed its five-year goal of helping 3,000 primary care providers attain diabetes recognition, which is an indicator that clinicians are delivering the best care and achieving good outcomes for patients. These clinicians care for more than 600,000 New Yorkers with diabetes.
The Foundation also focused on supporting the spread of effective community-based diabetes prevention programs that reach people where they live, work, and worship. NYSHealth worked with 200 faith congregations to implement self-management and prevention programs and supported the spread of evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) to 70 sites across New York State, helping participants develop lifestyle skills and behaviors that can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 50%.
• NYSHealth’s Building Healthy Communities priority area represents an evolution of this earlier diabetes prevention work. In that area, the Foundation continues a focus on increasing demand and attracting sustainable financing for lifestyle behavior programs like the NDPP.
Measuring Our Impact
The program indicators below help us to track the Foundation’s and our grantees’ progress in our work to improve the prevention of diabetes. The social indicators help us to understand and track the context of our work, and help us keep the bigger picture in mind when we consider new grant proposals.View Program Impact View Social Impact