National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

Partners for Better Health


The Dresner Foundation provided the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) with a $50,000 grant to implement the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at three clinics that serve underserved and low-income communities in Detroit and Pontiac.


DPP is a year-long, evidence-based lifestyle change program aimed at people who have prediabetes or are at high-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. NKFM will implement DDP in two Federally Qualified Health Centers and one free clinic. Trained lifestyle coaches help participants work towards losing 5-7% of their body weight through healthy eating and participating in 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Participants will receive perishable and non-perishable boxes of food that complement the nutrition education in the DPP curriculum. Participants will receive transportation assistance, small group counseling with dieticians and pharmacists, and will participate in grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations.

In addition to direct service through DPP, this initiative will expand clinic capacity through staff education using the Million Hearts initiative.

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