Designing a natural experiment to evaluate a national health care-community partnership to prevent type 2 diabetes

Ronald T. Ackermann, Ann Holmes, Chandan Saha

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To address the growing incidence of type 2 diabetes in the United States, UnitedHealth Group, the YMCA of the USA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered to bring a group-based adaptation of the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention to a national scale. Researchers at Northwestern and Indiana universities are collaborating with these partners to design a robust evaluation of the reach, effectiveness, and costs of this natural experiment. We will employ a quasi-experimental, cluster-randomized study design and combine administrative, clinical, and programmatic data from existing sources to derive reliable, timely, and policy-relevant estimates of the program's impact and potential for sustainability. In this context, evaluation results will provide information about the unique role of a health care-community partnership to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120149
JournalPreventing chronic disease
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2013

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Delivery of Health Care
Information Storage and Retrieval
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Life Style
Research Personnel
Incidence

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy

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Designing a natural experiment to evaluate a national health care-community partnership to prevent type 2 diabetes. / Ackermann, Ronald T.; Holmes, Ann; Saha, Chandan.

In: Preventing chronic disease, Vol. 10, No. 1, 120149, 31.01.2013.

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