Strategic Priorities and Objectives-Diabetes

Program Objectives

The Georgia DPCP seeks to utilize diabetes surveillance data, coupled with multi-sector partnerships and collaborative efforts to advance policies and support the adoption of evidence-based guidelines in an effort to sustain quality-oriented healthcare services as well as expand access to evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Programs and Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) statewide.

Cornerstone of the Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program:

  • Access to Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Preventive Care Resources
  • Quality of Care
  • Diabetes Data Surveillance and Evaluation
  • Health Equity and Public Policy
  • Health Communication: Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Management

The Georgia DPCP is part of a national effort by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation and is focused on the following statewide efforts to improve the health of Georgians. 

Access Related to Primary and Secondary Prevention

To reduce the onset and severity of diabetes-related complications among Georgians statewide (including medically underserved regions) by collaborating with organizations to expand access to nationally recognized and evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Programs including:

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Accredited DSME Programs 
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Diabetes Education Programs 

To reduce risks among Georgia adults at "high risk" for developing Diabetes including adults diagnosed with Prediabetes (also known as Borderline Diabetes) by collaborating with organizations to increase the availability of evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) in various settings.

Access and Quality of Care

To reduce the onset and severity of diabetes-related complications among vulnerable population groups including: women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and adults diagnosed with Diabetes, Prediabetes and Hypertension by partnering with various organizations to expand the adoption of evidence-based guidelines and tobacco cessation services. 

The Georgia cAARds (Ask, Advise, Refer with Follow-Up) Program is a multi-faceted educational program and the result of a collaboration between state programs: Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program (GTUPP) and Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP). The Georgia cAARds Program is designed to further support healthcare providers, mid-level practitioners, clinicians and other members of the healthcare and public health team with maximizing the routine delivery of  evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions.

  • Georgia cAARds Program: Ask, Advise, Refer (with Follow-Up)

To improve health outcomes among populations in medically underserved regions by collaborating with various health system organizations and agencies to promote and expand the delivery of evidence-based, quality-oriented, and coordinated preventive and routine comprehensive diabetes care. Continued priority focus areas include: ABCS control which includes: Hemoglobin A1c (blood glucose or blood sugar control), Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Cholesterol control as well as Smoking/Tobacco Cessation along with vision health services.

Diabetes Data Surveillance and Evaluation

To guide strategic programmatic development and advance public policy efforts impacting the overall improvement of health among Georgians statewide by collaborating with various organizations including the CDC and other agencies to maintain routine collection, analysis, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of comprehensive diabetes surveillance data.  

Health Equity/Public Policy

To build and enhance state, regional and local district-level capacity and infrastructure focused on sustained access to current preventative resources, evidence-based diabetes-self-management education (DSME) programs as well as quality-oriented healthcare and public health services among Georgia's elderly, aging adults, medically underserved, physically disabled and families impacted by Diabetes, Prediabetes and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) statewide through multiple collaborations and partnerships.

Health Communication-Diabetes Prevention and Management

To promote earlier adoption of prevention behaviors and medical treatment statewide, by collaborating with organizations to increase public awareness, knowledge, and understanding about Diabetes prevention and management. 

  • Georgia Diabetes Community Resource Guide (Statewide)