As part of its Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized Los Angeles, Calif.-based DPS Health for its online programs to help prevent Type 2 diabetes. This is the first time the CDC has included guidelines that make it possible for digital programs to be recognized.
The programs offered by DPS Health focus on behavior changing interventions aimed at emergent-risk populations.
"The CDC's recognition of remote and online services as viable for those at risk for diabetes is a significant step forward for not only the diabetes community, but also the medical community," said Neal Kaufman, MD MPH, chief medical officer at DPS Health, in a press statement. "Since our online DPP program – called Virtual Lifestyle Management (VLM) – rolled out in 2006, we've successfully supported quantifiable behavior change for tens of thousands of people. This recognition will help patients feel confident that these tools are viable and results-driven."