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September 2017
A community health worker discusses healthy eating with a patient.

Community Health Workers Help Patients Manage Diabetes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that engage community health workers to help patients manage their diabetes. Evidence also shows interventions are cost-effective.

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September 2017
A couple cuts vegetables to prepare for a meal.

Intensive Lifestyle Interventions Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Among People with Type 2 Diabetes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive lifestyle interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among people with type 2 diabetes.

News

July 2017
A collection of $100 bills. This represents the cost effectiveness of Community Health Workers in preventing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Community Health Workers are Cost-effective

Interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes or cardiovascular disease prevention are cost-effective according to new reviews of the evidence.

News

June 2017
A doctor and nurse record a patient's weight

Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends using team-based care for the management of type 2 diabetes. Team-based approaches have been shown to improve patients’ diabetic outcomes.

News

February 2017
A community health worker meets with a senior couple

Diabetes Prevention: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers Improve Risk Factors and Health Outcomes

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions engaging community health workers (CHWs) for diabetes prevention based. These interventions are effective for people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

News

July 2015
A hand holding a digital glucose monitor in front of a table full of fresh fruits and vegetables

Now Published: Diet & Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Peer-reviewed journal publications now online.

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August 2014
A grocery bag of vegetables sits atop an analog dial scale

Evidence Says Diet + Physical Activity Programs Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

 The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs to reduce new-onset type 2 diabetes.