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Refer eligible Medicaid patients to local Diabetes Prevention Program in April

There is a free, educational program available to eligible Health Partners (Medicaid) patients at risk of type 2 diabetes that has been proven to help prevent or delay the disease*. It’s a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program — or diabetes prevention program (DPP) — and we encourage you to refer at-risk patients.

Learn more about the program here. In addition to your guidance on preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes, referring patients to a local DPP might prove beneficial because of the small group support the program offers.

Providers can refer eligible patients to participate in a local DPP class in April at the locations below. Because the program requires a commitment from patients, they should demonstrate motivation to participate, as the benefits of delaying or preventing diabetes are paramount.



April 10

The Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Library
125 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Tuesdays at 1 pm

April 25

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Health Center 4
4400 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Wednesdays at 1 pm

For a list of additional classes and locations, enter your patient’s zip code at For a full list of your eligible patients, contact your NAM (Network Account Manager). If you have any questions, contact the Provider Services Helpline at 1-888-991-9023 (M-F, 9:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m.).

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*Based on the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendation, July 2014,