PHOENIX – Preventive care benefits manger Solera Health and the American Diabetes Association have partnered to provide people at risk for diabetes with access to a Diabetes Prevention Program recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The initiative seeks to help adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes prevent or delay the onset of the condition by providing a streamlined process to enroll in a community or digital DPP.
“At the ADA, we are focused on preventing, curing and improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes,” said Tamara Darsow, senior vice president of research and consumer programs at the ADA, in a statement. “By helping us connect people who are at risk with the right DPP to help them prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes, Solera is helping us achieve that mission.”
Through the collaboration, people who take the ADA’s Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test will now have access to Solera Health’s Solera4Me website, where they can begin the process of being matched with a DPP based on their unique needs and preferences.
The National DPP is a partnership of public and private organizations working together to reduce the growing number of Americans with and at risk for pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. According to the ADA, there are currently more than 1,500 DPPs, including brick-and-mortar locations like community non-profits, health systems, retail pharmacies and faith-based organizations, as well as virtual DPPs, that deliver content to mobile devices, computers and/or telephones.
“Solera is honored to join forces with the American Diabetes Association as both organizations have many synergies that will enhance access to the Diabetes Prevention Program,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health, in a statement. “By combining the ADA’s influence and reach with our breadth of DPP providers and health plan reimbursement for DPP as a covered medical benefit, we can have a positive impact on delaying or preventing diabetes for a large portion of America’s population.”