Mike Jones EmblemHealth Member Talks Diabetes Prevention

Video: EmblemHealth Member Beats the Odds of Diabetes

EmblemHealth member and retired New York City police officer Mike Jones is one of 86 million Americans with prediabetes. Diagnosed in 2015, Mike enrolled in the Diabetes Prevention Program at his local EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care. Recognized by the Centers for Disease Control, the program helps participants learn how to lower the risk of developing  type…

Dr. Jerry Frank speaks about diabetes on Crains Health Summit panel

Four Takeaways From This Year’s Crain’s Diabetes Health Summit

On November 16, Dr. Jerry Frank, Senior Vice President of Medical Delivery participated in a panel discussion on New York’s diabetes crisis at Crain’s 2017 Health Care Summit: New York’s Diabetes Crisis. This year’s summit brought together health care leaders, policymakers and technology startups to discuss strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment. Here are four…

CDC Recognizes EmblemHealth for Diabetes Prevention Program

Today, EmblemHealth became the first U.S. health insurer to receive full recognition from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for its Diabetes Prevention Program in New York City. The program is offered in both English and Spanish and led by trained lifestyle coaches. Launched in 2012, the CDC-led National DPP is based on research…

Successfully Preventing Diabetes

Recently, 11 EmblemHealth employees celebrated their graduation from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) held at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in Chinatown. Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, attended to congratulate those for taking steps toward lifestyle change. The DPP program is offered to all EmblemHealth employees and members at no extra cost. The company launched…

First National PSA Campaign About Prediabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have partnered with the Ad Council to raise awareness through a national PSA campaign about prediabetes….

A Mission to Prevent Diabetes

By Patricia Kidd, Diabetes Prevention Specialist, EmblemHealth

In keeping with its mission to improve the overall health in the communities that it serves, EmblemHealth launched the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and AHIP in July 2013. Conveniently held at…