Worksite Coverage of the Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a nationally recognized and innovative evidence-based program to help reduce the burden of chronic disease through the exploration of how healthy eating, moderate weight loss and other behavior changes benefit health. Worksites can prevent chronic disease in their employee’s by working with their health insurance company to make sure that the DPP is a covered benefit.
Why the DPP?
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes
Heart disease and stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and lower-limb amputation are all complications associated with diabetes
Total costs and lost work and wages for people diagnosed with diabetes is $245 billion
Direct medical costs for people diagnosed comes to $175 billion, and indirect costs such as disability, loss of productivity, and employee absenteeism total to an additional $70 billion4
Another 86 million Americans are at risk for diabetes, that’s 1 out of every 3 adults
If you are at risk for diabetes, you have prediabetes
You deserve to live happy and healthy. Change is tough, we can help.
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) works with partners around the region to make it safer and easier for people to be physically active. Active transportation - or human powered travel, like walking and biking - helps people meet daily physical activity recommendations.
Age-related changes, disabilities, and chronic health conditions may make it difficult to go grocery shopping, especially in rural locations and for people with a low income. The Coalition for Quality Aging (CQA), which works to improve the quality of aging for older adults in Lorain County, identified this barrier and worked to find solutions. CQA partners at Oberlin Community Services (OCS) proposed to test out a food delivery service for people in southern Lorain County who can’t get to the store due to disability or age-related challenges.