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 led by the National Institutes of Health, which showed that high-risk individuals who participated in lifestyle change programs, like those recognized by the CDC, saw a significant reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes. The program is most commonly delivered by local hospitals and clinics, health departments, community centers, universities, and schools. Currently, there are more than 900 organizations delivering CDC lifestyle change programs across the country, and more than 70 have gained full recognition so far.
“Keeping New Yorkers healthy is a top concern for us, and this proven prevention program helps reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and related complications,” said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth. “Emblem is proud to have been recognized by the CDC, and we look forward to continuing to bring innovative wellness programs to New Yorkers.”
To read the full press release, visit emblemhealth.com.