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Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Program Overview

The Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is a public health program primarily funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT). The Georgia DPCP objectives are guided by a convergence of national objectives including Healthy People 2010 Objectives and state goals. 

Georgia is ranked 28th in the area of Diabetes according to the most current American Health Rankings Report (2013) compared to a lower ranking of: 38th for the state of Georgia in the area of Diabetes in 2010. Georgia's current state ranking (2013) is nearly close to other states including: Rhode Island (26th) and California (26th).  

The Georgia DPCP objectives are guided by a convergence of national objectives including Healthy People 2020 Objectives and state goals.  

Vision

Georgians living well free of diabetes and its complications within environments with increased access to quality-oriented diabetes care and healthier options where they live, work, play, and learn.

Mission

Protecting and Preserving the Eyes, Hearts, Kidneys and Feet of Georgians Living Well with Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

The mission of the Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) is to reduce diabetes prevalence, disability, and severe diabetes-related complications including: heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, lower extremity amputations (LEAs) and blindness.


Contact Information

Dwana Calhoun, MS, CHES
(404) 657-0603 
dwcalhoun@dhr.state.ga.us 

 

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