The Santa Clara County Diabetes Prevention Initiative (DPI) works toward better health for all, ensuring that County residents with pre-diabetes are identified and connected to prevention education and community healthy eating, active living resources, increasing a healthy lifespan and decreasing the burden of disease by preventing individuals identified with pre-diabetes from progressing to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
The DPI takes a health equity approach, creating necessary conditions for health for all people, particularly those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage or historical injustices, including the large Medi-Cal population in Santa Clara County. The DPI was initiated by the County Board of Supervisors and is stewarded by Supervisor Ken Yeager’s office. The Diabetes Prevention Initiative is led by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and engages a wide range of stakeholders to take action on the following areas:
- Raise Pre-diabetes Awareness
- Establish Screening and Referral Protocols in the community and clinic settings
- Increase Coverage for and Access to Evidence-Based Diabetes Prevention Programs
In 2015, a three year DPI Strategic Plan was created through a countywide effort by public agencies and non-profit groups. The plan outlines goals that everyone will work on together to support Santa Clara County residents in preventing type 2 diabetes. Learn more about this strategic plan here.
Together we can prevent Type 2 Diabetes. To get involved join the next DPI Stakeholder Meeting: January 18, 2018, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at the California Children Services Building (PHD), 720 Empey Way, (Conference Room), San Jose, CA 95128
To learn more about the Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and other related efforts, please contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126