CDC Recognizes Benefits Administration’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 08:01am

Nashville, Tenn. - The CDC has awarded the State of Tennessee Group Health Plan Full Recognition to Benefits Administration’s diabetes prevention program (DPP). This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition.

The CDC letter from Director Ann Albright said in part “the sustained success of your lifestyle change program makes an invaluable contribution to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, both in your community and nationally. We appreciate your participation in the National Diabetes Prevention Program and we are committed to working with you to do everything we can to ensure your continued success as a critical member of our national effort.”

Benefit Administration is proud of DPP program instructor Lindsey Joe for the hard work she does with these classes and her commitment to our members, as well as Population Health Director Paige Turner, Assistant Director James Joralemon and Adam Elkins, Benefits Examiner, for the data collection and reporting to bring it all together.  

The State of Tennessee Diabetes Prevention Program in-person class is offered to state health plan members in the ParTNers Health & Wellness Center located on the 3rd floor of the WRS TN Tower in downtown Nashville. There are two classes per year, starting in January and June. To find out if you are eligible, contact the ParTNers Health & Wellness Center at 615.741.1709. Be sure to tell the center staff that you are calling about this program. Members can also click here for more information about the downtown Nashville program.