Governor Jay Inslee’s Executive Order 13-06 (Section 2b) directs the Health Care Authority to implement DPP. Washington Wellness is also a key member of the Diabetes Network Leadership Team (DNLT) where we collaborate with statewide partners to develop strategies that align with the goals and mission of the participating organizations.
This is why we need your help promoting DPP
DPP helps you learn lifestyle changes through simple steps at no cost to eligible PEBB members. More effective than medication, lifestyle changes are the key to:
- Improve your health.
- Feel better and more energetic.
- Build confidence by learning new habits and skills.
Clinical research shows these lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by almost 60 percent.
What is DPP?
Designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, DPP consists of 25 one-hour sessions led by specially trained lifestyle coaches. The sessions offer peer support from others with shared goals and struggles.
Watch A Change for Life: The National Diabetes Prevention Program to learn more.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. About 84 million American adults — more than 1 out of 3 — have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% do not know they have it. To learn more, see the Diabetes in Washington infographic.
Go to PEBB Diabetes prevention to find out who is eligible and more.
You have two ways to promote DPP. The risk quiz is the easier option.
Using the risk quiz is the easiest way to promote DPP. Here is how.
Go to PEBB Diabetes prevention so you can find out more about DPP such as who is eligible.
Use the diabetes prevention risk quiz flyer so staff can find out if they are eligible.
- Tip: Add the A Change for Life: The National Diabetes Prevention Program video to your communication so staff can learn more about DPP.
- Staff support
Send staff to PEBB Diabetes prevention to find out more about DPP.
Help eligible staff join DPP by hosting a worksite testing event. Here is how.
Step 1: Plan and schedule
Get leadership support
- Share Executive Order 13-06 (Section 2b) with leaders (if needed).
What to expect
Complete and send the Testing Event Request Form.
Note: Submit your request at least 45 days before the event date.
Step 2: Promote
Use these to promote your testing event. We listed them in order to help you plan.
Send staff to PEBB Diabetes prevention to find out more about DPP such as who is eligible.