PA CCI brings together multi-sector partners and stakeholders to comprehensively improve access to evidence-based diabetes education and prevention.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides our funding through the “State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health” federal grant and the Preventative Health and Health Services Bloc Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The DOH, in partnership with many public health organizations, strives to ensure people with or at risk for diabetes obtain self-management and lifestyle change education to improve health outcomes and assist primary care providers in achieving target quality measures.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a leader in the fight against diabetes on all fronts including diabetes management, education and research. As one of the certifying agencies for DSME, partnering with the ADA is a critical component in streamlining the recognition process and ensuring holistic technical assistance.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) provides healthcare professionals with the resources, information and skills to support their patients through implementing effective diabetes education programs. The AADE Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) is one of the two possible certifications for DSME programs. Our partnership allows for effective technical assistance and increased communication on the accreditation process.