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Iowa Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Diabetes Prevention and Control, part of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Control Partnership in the Iowa Department of Public Health, collaborates with private and public agencies and organizations throughout the state to:

  • promote and provide education about diabetes prevention and control through training for health care providers;
  • provide educational materials for communities, health care providers, and certified outpatient diabetes education programs;
  • promote awareness of prediabetes;
  • certify community-based outpatient diabetes education programs;
  • maintain involvement with diabetes care providers and educators statewide;
  • monitor, evaluate and report diabetes-related data, and
  • promote and support community-based self-management programs for people with or at risk for chronic disease.

Outpatient Diabetes Education Program Certification

The Iowa Department of Public Health certifies diabetes outpatient education programs.  Minimum criteria for quality programs are established through 641 Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 9  Adobe Acrobat Logo.

State-Certified Outpatient Diabetes Education Programs - December 2014  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Certification of a program is necessary to obtain reimbursement from Medicaid and some private insurers in the state of Iowa.

Diabetes in Iowa

The impact of diabetes is monitored through the use of statewide data, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and state-certified programs.

Diabetes Related Links

For more information:

  • Laurene Hendricks
    (515) 242-6204