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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Contact the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention

Lifestyle change programs offered through the National Diabetes Prevention Program, which is led by CDC, can help participants adopt the healthy habits needed to prevent type 2 diabetes.  Trained lifestyle change coaches lead classes to help participants improve their food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes.

If you have or are at risk for prediabetes, lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, increased physical activity, and losing just 5-7% of body weight, can help you prevent diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based program that can help you make these changes and prevent diabetes. Recognized DPPs are listed on the CDC registry at or simply dial 211 for a DPP near you.

County health departments (CHDs) are leaders in diabetes prevention and management. The following CDC- recognized diabetes prevention programs:

Diabetes Prevention Program

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County
5527 Stewart Street, Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-5200

Florida Department of Health in Bay County
597 West 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-4455 Ext. 1460

Florida Department of Health in Alachua County
224 South East 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 334-7962

Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 595-6500 Ext. 1814

Florida Department of Health in Jackson County
4979 Healthy Way, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 526-2412 Ext. 282

Florida Department of Health in Lake County
16140 US Hwy. 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6508
(352) 589-6424 Ext. 2242

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
400 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773
(407) 665-3212

Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County
4704-B Montgomery Avenue, Tampa, FL 33616
(813) 307-8071

Florida Department of Health in Walton County
362 State Hwy. 83, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8040 Ext. 1152

See a complete list of recognized diabetes prevention programs here.