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CVS, YMCA partnership curbs new cases


CVS Health in September partnered with the YMCA to help expand its Diabetes Prevention Program.

(To view the full Diabetes Report, click here.)

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Through a 12-month, evidence-based plan, the program has been successful in reducing the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in adults older than 60 years.

“As a leading community-based organization committed to improving America’s health, our goal is to provide everyone access to initiatives like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention,” said Matt Longjohn, national health officer at Y-USA. “Through the generosity of CVS Health, local YMCAs will be able to provide free access to services for diabetes patients … who may not otherwise be able to participate in these valuable support programs.”

Ten local chapters across the United States will receive a 2016–2017 Participation Support Grant from the Y-USA and CVS Health to support the Diabetes Prevention Program.

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