Health Plans

Health plans not only provide insurance, but also develop products and programs to address specific chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and work with employers to lessen the impact of such diseases on their workforce. Key pages for health plan representatives to visit include:

Getting Started: This section includes data for making the business case to implement a diabetes program (including the economic benefits of improved glycemic control and medical care) and a tool to assess the economic impact of diabetes at your organization.

Next Steps: This section includes suggestions for designing your programs and benefits, lesson plans, fact sheets, tools for gathering data to help design and evaluate your program, and strategies to raise employee’s awareness and encourage participation.

Program Evaluation: This section includes tips on how to evaluate the success of your programs.

Success Stories: This section includes overviews of programs and results from employers.

Tools and Resources: Topics include preventing diabetes and pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease, worksite health promotions, and making the business case. This section also includes links to Federal agencies, national associations, resources for Spanish speaking employees and summaries of journal articles.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.