Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Grantee Name

Multiple grantees

Funding Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Publication Date

August 2014

Grant Amount

$2,500 per physician who achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance or Bridges to Excellence recognition for diabetes care

Grant Date:

September 2010–March 2014


Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers suffer from diabetes and another 4.2 million have prediabetes.

The epidemic affects individuals’ health and also takes a toll on health care institutions, health plans, and the State’s budget. Beginning in 2008, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) invested in a $35 million Diabetes Campaign with the goal of reversing the epidemic. The Campaign seeks to build a critical mass of primary care physicians who achieve excellence in diabetes care as demonstrated by attaining recognition under the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Diabetes Recognition Program or Bridges to Excellence’s (BTE’s) Diabetes Care Recognition Program. In 2010, NYHealth launched the Meeting the Mark: Achieving Excellence in Diabetes Care initiative to increase the number of primary care providers achieving national recognition for delivering excellence in diabetes care.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned

  • By February 2014, the Meeting the Mark initiative achieved the following outcomes:
    • Helped more than 1,100 providers receive NCQA or BTE diabetes recognition.

View a complete list of Meeting the Mark grantees.