Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Project Title

Laying the Groundwork to Scale Up the National Diabetes Prevention Program in New York

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Date Awarded

February 10, 2014





In New York State, an estimated 4.5 million people have prediabetes, a condition which heightens a person’s risk for developing diabetes and its complications.

While curbing the diabetes epidemic is a daunting task, strong evidence has emerged in support of strategies to prevent diabetes. Specifically, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) was identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an effective, evidence-based public health program. This lifestyle intervention has been shown to help participants lose 5–7% of their body weight and reduce their risk of developing diabetes by nearly 60%. As part of an effort to improve diabetes prevention, this grant supports the spread of the NDPP in communities throughout New York State.

The Laying the Groundwork to Scale Up the National Diabetes Prevention Program in New York initiative awards grants of up to $20,000 to organizations to implement, expand, and secure the sustainability of the NDPP in community-based settings across the State. With NYHealth funding, grantees of this initiative will reach communities with high rates of diabetes and prediabetes, making this effective program available to New Yorkers in places where they live, work, and worship. The grant awards will support a range of activities to help organizations implement and grow the NDPP, including the expansion of existing programs; communication, outreach, and education activities to obtain a steady flow of participants; and development of business plans to ensure the sustainability of the program.

Below is a complete list of Laying the Groundwork grantees.

Adirondack Health Institute, Inc.
Queensbury, NY

ACCESS Community Health Center
New York, NY

Ardent Solutions
Wellsville, NY

Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Bethpage, NY

Center for Comprehensive Health Practice
New York, NY

Chautauqua County Health Network
Jamestown, NY

The Family Center
New York, NY

Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare
Utica, NY

Glens Falls Hospital, Inc.
Glens Falls, NY

Healthy Community Alliance, Inc.
Gowanda, NY

Herkimer County Rural Health Network, Inc.
Herkimer, NY

Health People, Inc.
Bronx, NY

Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
Rochester, NY

Institute for Family Health
New York, NY

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Great Neck, NY

Rural Health Network of South Central New York, Inc.
Whitney Point, NY

S2AY Rural Health Network, Inc.
Corning, NY

St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, Inc.
Albany, NY

Unity Hospital of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Winthrop University Hospital Association
Mineola, NY

YMCA of Broome County
Binghamton, NY

YMCA Buffalo Niagara
Buffalo, NY

YMCA of Greater New York
Bronx, NY

YMCA of Greater New York
Brooklyn, NY

YMCA of Long Island
Glen Cove, NY