Diabetes Action Plan

The Diabetes Action Plan is a way to help ensure legislators and other policymakers are strategically taking steps toward reducing the prevalence of diabetes in their state. Kentucky and Texas passed Diabetes Action Plan legislation in 2011, while seven other states Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington passed legislation in 2013. The Diabetes Action Plan is a biannual report that provides a very narrowly focused look, highlighting the problems and the costs associated with diabetes in each state.

Articles on the DAP

KRS 211.752
SB 796
Vision: a Texas free of diabetes and its complications, the mission is to effectively reduce the health and economic burdens of diabetes in Texas
IL HB 2199
SYNOPSIS: Provides for health action plans by the Department of Health and Hospitals; includes persons covered by Medicaid; provides for a diabetes annual action plan; provides for an obesity annual action plan; provides for preparation and submission requirements.
LA SB 35
New Jersey:
This bill requires the Department of Health (DOH), in consultation with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF), to develop a diabetes action plan to reduce the impact of diabetes in the State of New Jersey. The plan is to identify goals and benchmarks related to reducing the incidence of diabetes in New Jersey, improving diabetes care, and controlling complications associated with diabetes.
North Carolina:
SYNOPSIS: Requires the division of medical assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services, the division of public health of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the state treasurer to collaborate regarding activities and programs aimed at diabetes prevention, control, and care; requires a report to the joint legislative oversight committee on health and human services and the fiscal research division regarding these programs addressing diabetes.
NC SB 336
North Dakota:
SYNOPSIS: Provides for collaboration by the department of human services, state department of health, Indian affairs commission, and public employees retirement system in developing diabetes goals and plans.
ND HB 1443
SYNOPSIS: Requires the State Health Authority, the State Health Insurance Exchange Corporation, the State Educators Benefit Board and Public Employees' Benefit Board to identify activities that address diabetes, diabetes care and complications from diabetes; requires a report to Legislative Assembly on data, programs, outcomes, costs, and proposed next steps.
OR SB 169