Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Grantee Name

New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Funding Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Publication Date

October 2012

Grant Amount


Grant Date:

Phase 1: 2008; Phase 2: 2010; Phase 3: 2011; Phase 4: 2012


Diabetes prevalence in New York State has doubled since 1994 and is expected to grow; 1.8 million New Yorkers suffer from diabetes and 4.2 million have prediabetes.

To address this crisis, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) invested in a $35 million diabetes campaign with the goal of reversing the epidemic. The New York State Diabetes Campaign focuses on improving clinical care and patient outcomes; mobilizing communities to prevent diabetes and support diabetes self-management; and promoting policies that sustain comprehensive and effective care for people with diabetes.

To advance the Campaign’s clinical goals among internal medicine physicians, NYHealth funded the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) to provide physicians and their practices with technical assistance to adopt a new model of care to improve the care and outcomes of their patients with diabetes.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned

NYACP accomplished the following:

  • Formed the NYACP Diabetes Advisory Group to guide overall implementation of the project;
  • Participated in the development of materials and resources for providers on best practices for diabetes care;
  • Authored From the Physician’s Perspective, a series of short articles on various aspects of diabetes management;
  • Educated physician practices on the NCQA DPRP Recognition process; and
  • Collaborated with the Healthcare Association of New York State to develop a curriculum for physicians on implementing elements of patient-centered medical homes.