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A Template for Better Health: Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit

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One in 10 people in the US lives with diabetes, the seventh leading cause of premature death in the country. It's estimated that nearly 100 million American adults have prediabetes - nearly one in three people.

Addressing this public health crisis is the driving force behind an online toolkit developed by a team of Extension professionals across the country. They aim to help Extension professionals launch a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) easily and quickly.

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University of Arizona
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Vanessa da Silva,,University of Arizona

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Cooperative Extension
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Process Publication
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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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