The National Governors Association (NGA) https://www.nga.org and states including Maryland, Alabama, Alaska and Delaware are working together on policies to advance the type 2 diabetes landscape.
More than 88 million U.S adults currently live with prediabetes while more than 34 million adults live with diabetes. The NGA Center for Best Practices https://www.nga.org/bestpractices selected the four states for their “2021 Learning Lab on State Strategies for Managing the Type 2 Diabetes Landscape” in an effort to support states and territories reduce the burden of chronic disease. Maryland is featured as an innovator state and is haring best practices and lessons learned along with Alabama, Alaska, and Delaware.
Representatives from the four states are convening in monthly workshops that cover a wide range of topics related to diabetes, including the National Diabetes Prevention Program, food insecurity, along with diabetes management and education.
Governors are working to improve population health, reduce healthcare spending and to reverse negative health trends by investing in comprehensive state plans to prevent and reduce prediabetes and diabetes.