Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program to Engage Men in Disadvantaged Areas

  • Walker, Elizabeth A. (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a major cause of disability and death. With an estimated cost of $245 billion in 2012, diabetes also represents a significant burden to the U.S. health care system. Following the successful trial of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in 2002, the translation of this lifestyle intervention to community settings has been a major public health focus, with significant support from the CDC through the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Although the NDPP has been shown to be effective for enrolled participants, resulting in weight loss of 5-7%, independent of setting and population group, there are striking disparities in engagement. Participation rates for men are particularly low (often
Effective start/end date8/15/147/31/15


  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Internal Medicine
  • Epidemiology


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