Research & Program Areas

National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Program to Eliminate Diabetes Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations is a five-year program that aims to eliminate health disparities associated with diabetes in communities across the country. As one of the six grantees, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) aims to develop, implement, and evaluate community-based interventions to address the risk factors leading to the disproportionate burden of diabetes in vulnerable populations. In each target region, NKFM is mobilizing a community coalitions, conducting community needs assessments, developing a multi-year strategic plan, and implementing interventions to reduce diabetes health disparities.

Under the direction of Laurie Lachance, PhD, CMCD investigators are evaluating the effectiveness of these change efforts. We are tracking policy and infrastructure changes brought about by the coalitions, conducting key informant interviews with coalition members, and surveying coalition members to assessing how the coalition functions.

For more information, contact Patrick Kelly at


Community, Diabetes

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