Healthy People 2030
Since 2012, the DAA has partnered with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (ODPHP) Healthy People Program, to help advance DAA advocacy priorities that align with Healthy People diabetes objectives for the nation.
In the past, the DAA’s work with ODPHP has consisted of joint activities in support of the Healthy People 2020 program, including:
- Webinars, designed to provide helpful information to public and clinical health care professionals, in their work that contributes to the achievement of HP 2020 and HP 2030 diabetes objectives. Webinar topics have included diabetes screening and referral to prevention programs, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, awareness of new payment options for diabetes prevention programs, and diabetes self-management education and support. For example, on March 23, 2021, we jointly presented a webinar that focused on addressing HP 2030 objectives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was successful in reaching a wide variety of public health and clinical health care professionals.
- Several successful In-person meetings of DAA member organization representatives and federal representatives of agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These meetings provided forums for delving deeper into issues related to achievement of various HP 2020 diabetes objectives, including the potential for quality measures for diabetes screening, diabetes screening and USPSTF screening recommendations, harmonization of diabetes screening recommendations, prediabetes awareness efforts, technologies to support diabetes treatment and care, diabetes self-management education and support, and the sharing of new epidemiological and clinical research.
Looking to the Future: Healthy People 2030
On May 10, 2022, the Healthy People 2030 Program issued a certificate of recognition to the DAA for “efforts to promote Healthy People 2030’s national objectives and to improve health and well-being for all.”
The DAA has proposed two themes that could cut across its future collaborations with the Healthy People 2030 program:
- Health equity
- Raising awareness of the recommendations of the National Clinical Care Commission for prediabetes and diabetes.
Coming from the perspective of addressing issues facing people with prediabetes and diabetes – and those with obesity, which is a disease that is a risk factor for diabetes and is also often co-morbid with the disease – we believe the DAA’s work contributes to progress toward achievement of the Healthy People 2030 vision: A society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan.
The DAA looks forward to working with ODPHP staff who support Healthy People 2030 to develop opportunities for both partners to advance their work.