Mississippi State Department of Health

MSDH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program


The Mississippi Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is a federally funded state-based program established for the purpose of reducing the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Mississippi and increasing the quality of life for all persons.

Goals and Priorities

The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) will effect positive change by offering training and education that will allow Mississippians to better self-manage diabetes and other chronic diseases. The DPCP will foster opportunities to link the community to available services that otherwise are underutilized by collaborating with health systems, community leaders, coalitions and other organizations. The DPCP will strive to implement and offer Diabetes Self - Management Education and Support, The National Diabetes Prevention Program, and increase access to AADE and ADA recognized programs as a catalyst to improve services to people with or at risk for diabetes, and to enhance the quality of life for all Mississippians.

The target population for this domain embraces all Mississippi residents with an emphasis on areas with the highest prevalence of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. To reach the medically underserved and those seeking services through safety net healthcare providers, DPCP will utilize established internal and external partners. Opportunities to work with both local and national organizations will be leveraged for a focused impact. Specific program goals and activities include:


Promote awareness of pre-diabetes among people at high risk for type 2 diabetes

Self-Management Programs

Promote participation in American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized, American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)-accredited, state-accredited/certified, and/or Stanford licensed diabetes self-management programs (DSMP)

Education and Support Programs

Increase use of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support programs in communities

Lifestyle Intervention Programs

Increase the use of lifestyle intervention programs in community settings for the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Healthcare Extenders

Increase the use of healthcare extenders in the community to support self-management of high blood pressure and diabetes

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

Increase the use of Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Programs (DSMP) in communities


Implement policies, processes, and protocols in schools to meet the management and care needs of students with diabetes and other chronic conditions

Program Activities

Links referenced on this page
Recognized/Accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs in Mississippi    https://diabetescoalition-ms.org/accredited-programs/
Stanford Diabetes Self Management Program    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,296,474,html ok

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