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Module 2: Diabetes Program Models

Different program models can be implemented to improve diabetes care and reduce the burden of diabetes in rural areas. The goals of diabetes programs may vary depending on the target population's needs and the available resources in a given community. Programs may focus on diabetes prevention, education, self-management, or other strategies. Evidence-based model programs can be offered in a variety of settings, including healthcare systems, community locations, schools, churches and other faith-based locations, homes, and worksites.

To learn how to identify and adapt interventions, see Developing a Rural Community Health Program in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

This toolkit identifies six program models for diabetes prevention and management. Some rural diabetes programs integrate aspects of multiple program models.

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