NH PreDiabetes Campaign

State: New Hampshire

Client(s): New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services

Service: Health Communication

Technical Expertise: Chronic Disease Management, Healthy Communities

Currently New Hampshire has a lower prevalence rate of diabetes than many states, but the demographics of the state are changing. As the NH population ages, the number of people expected to develop diabetes will increase significantly. According to data from a forecasting model by the Institute for Alternative Futures Diabetes, approximately 93,400 NH residents have been diagnosed with diabetes while an additional 371,000 are estimated to have pre-diabetes. The model estimates 108,700 of those with pre-diabetes are seniors. Additionally, they estimate 46,000 currently live with diabetes, but are unaware of their condition.

Under the guidance of the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, JSI will lead a diabetes program that will develop, manage, and evaluate a statewide campaign targeting NH adults who are at high-risk for Type 2 diabetes, and to educate NH adults on pre-diabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes.