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Diabetes Prevention & Control
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503

Mary Schneider, BS, REHS
Program Manager
E-mail: Diabetes@alaska.gov
Phone: 907-269-3454
Fax: 907-269-5446

Alaska Diabetes ​Partnerships​

  • ​Alaska Pharmacists Association
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program supports the Alaska Pharmacists Association in providing pharmacists with education and training for medication therapy management (MTM) focusing on patients with diabetes and hypertension. MTM training allows pharmacists to gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with diabetes and hypertension, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions, and to prove the cost effectiveness of pharmacists billing for cognitive services.
  • Alaska Primary Care Association
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with the Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) to provide health care practice quality improvement facilitator services in order to provide coaching for staff members in health care practice clinics (Federally Qualified Health Centers – FQHCs) to improve the care of patients with chronic conditions, including diabetes. The overall goals of this partnership are to: improve the referral processes and the number of referrals to DSMES programs for patients with diabetes; and improve the referral processes and the number of referrals to National DPP lifestyle change programs for patients with prediabetes.
  • Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program supports the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) in delivering an in-person National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program to Alaska residents. The National DPP lifestyle change program is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes. ANHC is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Alaska and serves a population that is characterized as at or below 200% of poverty level. Additionally, over 50% of patients are of a racial and/or ethnic minority. The goal of this partnership with ANHC is to increase the availability of the National DPP lifestyle change program, especially for underserved populations.
  • InquisitHealth
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service through funding from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer a FREE, telephonic National DPP lifestyle change program called InquisitHealth to Alaskans. The telephone-delivered program offered by InquisitHealth will make the program more accessible to rural and mobility-challenged individuals or others who may not enjoy in-person group meetings. The program is delivered by Alaskans who are trained to be lifestyle coaches/mentors.
  • Omada Health
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with Omada Health, one of the largest online providers of the CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program, to make the National DPP lifestyle change program available to all Alaskans at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Through the program, Omada places each participant into a small online group led by a professional health coach who guides participants through an online curriculum and facilitates group and one-on-one interactions on an ongoing basis.
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks – Cooperative Extension Service
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with the University of Alaska Fairbanks – Cooperative Extension Service (UAF CES) to provide training and technical assistance for trained Leaders of the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) – also referred to as Living Well Alaska. UAF CES also provides training for new lifestyle coaches of the National DPP lifestyle change program. UAF CES promotes evidence-based programs to prevent and manage diabetes through public education and outreach.
  • YMCA of Alaska
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program supports the YMCA of Alaska in delivering an in-person National DPP lifestyle change program for Alaskans at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The YMCA is one of three National DPP lifestyle change programs in the State that has achieved full CDC-recognition and is currently working on expanding their program to be able to accommodate more participants. The YMCA of Alaska is also reaching out to employers to explore the potential of offering the National DPP lifestyle change program as a covered benefit through employee insurance.
  • YWCA of Alaska
    The Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program has partnered with the YWCA of Alaska to provide outreach, education, and referrals to Alaska residents at Alaska Health Fairs. The YWCA utilizes the CDC diabetes risk assessment tool to identify Alaska residents who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, educates them on the risks, and refers them to a National DPP lifestyle change program.

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National Diabetes Partners

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports the Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program by providing grant funding to implement and evaluate evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease and diabetes in high-burden populations/communities, contributing to improved health outcomes. CDC strategies are focused on diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention.
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
    The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) supports the Alaska Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) by providing funding to support the implementation of the telephonic National DPP lifestyle change program provided by InquisitHealth. The goal is to make this evidence-based program available to rural areas where the National DPP lifestyle change program is otherwise inaccessible. NACDD also supports the Alaska DPCP by offering technical assistance, webinars, and peer-to-peer mentoring for program staff.

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For more information, visit www.diabetes.org/erp.com

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If you would like to learn about our current projects, please e-mail: Diabetes@alaska.gov.

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