Our mission is to unite and align key diabetes stakeholders and the larger diabetes community around key diabetes-related policy and legislative efforts in order to elevate diabetes on the national agenda.

Members of the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance™

Members of the DAA bring a variety of perspectives to addressing the many challenges that diabetes and prediabetes pose to the health of Americans and the US economy. They represent the points of view of patients, health care professionals, community-based nonprofit organizations, and corporations that provide life-enhancing products and services, all united by a desire to change the way diabetes and prediabetes are perceived, approached and treated.

Our members include:

Updated July 2021

Here are brief descriptions of each of the 24 members of the DAA, with links to their Web sites for more information:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Representing more than 112,000 credentialed practitioners—registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, other dietetics and nutrition professionals, and students—AND is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.

One of the 27 practice groups of AND is the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group (DDPG). The mission of the DDPG is optimizing the prevention and management of diabetes through person-centered care, including nutrition and collaborative partnerships. The DDPG is comprised of dietetic professionals, students and other members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As leaders in the healthcare community, Diabetes DPG members make positive contributions for people with diabetes and their families, the Diabetes DPG membership, healthcare providers, other professional organizations and industry partners.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad.  AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world.  The majority of AACE members are certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.  For more information about AACE, visit www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace, or follow AACE on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). The American College of Endocrinology is a scientific, educational and charitable medical organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of clinical endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism for the improvement of patient care and public health.

American Clinical Laboratory Association

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is a not-for-profit organization representing the leading independent providers of laboratory services in the United States. Its primary purpose is to advocate laws and regulations that recognize the essential role that laboratory services play in delivering cost-effective health care, encourage the highest standards of quality, service and ethical conduct among its members, and promote public awareness about the value of laboratory services in preventing illness, diagnosing disease, and monitoring medical treatment. For more information, visit www.acla.com.

American College of Preventive Medicine

The American College of Preventive Medicine is a professional society for physicians dedicated to prevention. ACPM provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine for and on behalf of our members. Visit ACPM at www.acpm.org.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.

American Medical Association (AMA)

With its mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health, the American Medical Association is dedicated to ensuring sustainable physician practices that result in better health outcomes for patients. This work is captured in the AMA’s five-year strategic plan. This plan aims to ensure that, as the nation’s health care system continues to evolve, enhancements to health care in the United States are physician-led, advance the physician-patient relationship, and ensure that health care costs can be prudently managed.

In launching a new initiative called "Improving Health Outcomes,” the AMA is committing its resources, expertise and reach to prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes and to improving outcomes for those suffering from these diseases. The AMA believes a new approach is required: by focusing on health as well as medical care, and by strengthening links between the clinic and the community through novel strategies and collaborations, we can achieve a healthier nation.

To address type 2 diabetes, the AMA is focusing its attention and resources on prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. For more information, visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/improveoutcomes.

American Optometric Association (AOA)

Doctors of optometry, Americas Family Eye Doctors, work as independent physician providers in concert with a host of other disciplines to give surety to the full range of health care services necessary for optimum health, reduced complications and improved and protected quality of life for individuals with or at risk of diabetes. The AOA and its 36,000 professional members, essential members of the diabetes team, have a long history of servicing the comprehensive vision and eye health care needs of populations, especially those disproportionally burdened by diabetes and other chronic diseases. Doctors of optometry (optometrists) serve patients, with or at risk of diabetes, in nearly 6,500 communities across the country, most likely, including your own. For more information, visit www.aoa.org.

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation's leading and recognized professional organization for doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs). DPMs, also known as podiatrists, are recognized as physicians and surgeons, qualified by their education, training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. The medical education and training of a DPM includes four years of undergraduate education, four years of podiatric medical education at an accredited podiatric medical college, and two or three years of hospital residency training. APMA has 53 component organizations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of close to 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine.

For more information about APMA, visit www.apma.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theAPMA, or follow APMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/apmatweets.

American Telemedicine Association

Founded in 1993, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is a non-profit association headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the ATA is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents over 400 organizations including a broad and inclusive coalition of technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging, value[1]based modalities.

For more information about the ATA, please visit American Telemedicine Association - ATA.

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

ADCES is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 12,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working to optimize care and reduce complications. ADCES offers an integrated care model that lowers the cost of care, improves experiences and helps its members lead so better outcomes follow. Learn more at DiabetesEducator.org, or visit us on Facebook (Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).

Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI)

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing health equity and social justice for Black women, across the lifespan, through policy, advocacy, education, research, and leadership development. The organization identifies the most pressing health issues that affect the nation’s 22 million Black women and girls and invests in the best of the best strategies and organizations that accomplish its goals.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) in 2012, funding the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) for five (5) years, as one of its original six national organizations to take the evidence-based intervention to scale. BWHI was awarded legacy funding (5 years) from the CDC in 2017 to expand our provider network. Since 2013, BWHI has partnered with 18 organizations in 13 states, offering our branded Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life (CYL 2) lifestyle change program. While BWHI places special emphasis on enrolling Black women and Latinas, anyone meeting the CDC eligibility guidelines can participate in our program.

Diabetes Leadership Council (DLC)

The Diabetes Leadership Council (DLC) unites former leaders of national diabetes organizations, dedicated to securing effective, affordable health care and a discrimination-free environment for every person with diabetes. We are people with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes, allies and tireless volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of all people impacted by diabetes. Diabetes is a common thread connecting DLC volunteers from different backgrounds, professions, geographies, and political persuasions. These diverse experiences and areas of expertise help DLC examine tough problems from different perspectives to find consensus solutions.

Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people with diabetes. DPAC seeks to ensure the safety and quality of medications, devices, and services; and access to care for all 30.2 million Americans with diabetes. Visit DPAC at www.diabetespac.org.

Endocrine Society

Founded in 1916, Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, Endocrine Society's membership consists of over 14,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 80 countries. Together, these members represent all basic, applied, and clinical interests in endocrinology. Endocrine Society is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about the Society, and the field of endocrinology, visit our web site at www.endo-society.org.

The Hormone Foundation, the Society's public education affiliate, is a leading source of hormone-related health information for the public, physicians, allied health professionals and the media. For more information, visit www.hormone.org.

Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC)

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation's healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.

Members of HLC - hospitals, health plans, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, biotech firms, health product distributors, pharmacies and academic health centers - envision a quality-driven system that fosters innovation. HLC believes a multifaceted approach is necessary to create lasting changes that will increase the health of Americans while reining in costs. HLC supports legislation and regulations that help achieve these goals. For more information, visit www.hlc.org.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) represents traditional drug stores, supermarkets, and mass merchants with pharmacies – from regional chains with four stores to national companies. NACDS is an effective advocate for pharmacy before all levels and branches of government, and with the media and healthcare policy opinion leaders. NACDS tells the story of the pharmacy as the "face of neighborhood healthcare," emphasizing its vital role in providing high-quality, accessible and cost-effective patient care. For more information, visit www.nacds.org.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors is a non-profit membership network representing over 3,000 specialized chronic disease practitioners working in public health departments across all US states and jurisdictions to prevent and control chronic disease. We partner with government, private industry and other associations committed to fighting the chronic diseases that affect over 89% of all Americans. For more information go to www.chronicdisease.org

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®)

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent a $93 billion health-care marketplace, have more than 315,000 employees including 62,400 pharmacists, and dispense over 41% of all retail prescriptions. NCPA works on Capitol Hill and in the courts to defend access to community pharmacists, a critical component of the health care system, and addresses a wide range of issues affecting community pharmacy, including issues related to access to DMEPOS and related counseling services, PBM transparency, and pharmacy reimbursement benchmarks. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. NCOA partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. NCOA’s mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. For more information visit www.ncoa.org. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NCOAging or follow NCOA on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NCOAging.

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has been providing help and hope to kidney patients and their families since 1950. Today, with local offices across the country, NKF is meeting the growing public health challenge of chronic kidney disease with a range of vital programs and services for the public, patients and healthcare professionals, including public education through ongoing awareness campaigns; encouraging early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease through the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP®); support for basic and clinical research; advocating for kidney patients with local, state and national legislators and other policy makers; and promoting organ and tissue donation. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 40,300 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com, or follow us on Twitter.

Omada Health

Omada Health, a pioneer in the field of digital therapeutics, uses design and technology to promote health. Omada is passionate about creating groundbreaking behavioral medicine programs that merge best-in-class design with rigorous science to build experiences that are intuitive, enjoyable, and achievable. www.omadahealth.com

Pediatric Endocrine Society

The Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) has over 1,200 members representing the multiple disciplines of Pediatric Endocrinology. The members are dedicated to research and treatment of children with endocrine disorders: reproductive, bone, thyroid, diabetes, obesity, growth, pituitary and adrenal. The Society works to promote the continuing education of its membership. For PES, please link to: www.pedsendo.org.

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors, and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

Teladoc Health

Teladoc Health is transforming the healthcare experience and empowering people everywhere to live healthier lives. Recognized as the world leader in whole-person virtual care, Teladoc Health leverages more than a decade of expertise and data-driven insights to meet the growing virtual care needs of consumers and healthcare professionals.

VSP Vision Care

VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness, focusing on diabetes. The VSP GlobalSM companies include VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States covering 56 million (1 in 6) Americans; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sun wear; Eyefinity® which offer innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall provider practice management and patient experience; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics. VSP established a pioneering, national HIT platform for the capture of diabetes data and other chronic conditions. Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 619,400 low-income, uninsured children with free eye care.

Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds more than 36,000 meetings each week where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. Weight Watchers provides innovative, digital weight management products through its websites, mobile sites and apps. Weight Watchers is the leading provider of online subscription weight management products in the world. The Weight Watchers program helps members to focus on healthy eating and increased physical activity to help them lose weight. Included in the program are weekly Weight Watchers meetings and digital tools to help members reach their goals. Weight Watchers for Diabetes enhances the company’s proven weight-loss approach with individualized support and guidance from a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE.) The Weight Watchers for Prediabetes program can help people make achievable and realistic healthy lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%. For more information, visit Weight Watchers online.

YMCA of the USA

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is the national resource office for the Y, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information, visit www.ymca.net.