Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program is approved by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Stop diabetes in its tracks! Find a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program near you! 

Diabetes Prevention Classes

The CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) helps people with prediabetes.  Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  The good news is that if you are prediabetic, the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.  Through group support, trained lifestyle coaches and classes that meet regularly, the year-long DPP program can keep prediabetes from becoming diabetes. 

Not sure if you have prediabetes or are at risk?  Take the CDC self-test here. If you score a 9 or higher on the test, you could benefit from the CDC DPP. You can also talk to your doctor or call our Community Engagement Specialist at 215-246-5417 to see if you qualify!

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Class Locations

Philadelphia has several organizations that provide CDC DPP classes FOR FREE!  These are listed below.  There may be a class starting up near you!  Contact the Health Federation of Philadelphia at 215-246-5417 or DPP@healthfederation.org, use the map, or call one of the organizations listed below.  Take advantage of the classes and learn how to live a healthier life!

 Jefferson Center for Urban Health

Hosts CDC Diabetes Prevention Program classes at a variety of sites, starting at different times during the year. Past classes have been held at branches of the Free Library, Solid Rock Baptist Church and Methodist Hospital. 

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) or visit their website for more information about the program.  

Temple Center for Population Health

Holds classes in north and northeast Philadelphia. Past classes have been held at Temple Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, La Fortaleza, Bright Hope Baptist Church, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Zion Baptist Church, and Klein Life. 

Call 215-707-7247 or visit or visit their website for more information or download program flyers in English or Spanish

Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA

Several branches offer DPP classes at YMCA locations throughout the city.  Classes have also been offered in the community at Health Center #6, Spectrum Health Services, and Abbottsford Homes.

For more information, call 267-592-4383 or visit their website!  

Project HOME Stephen Klein Wellness Center

Project Home's Stephen Klein Wellness Center offers a new class as of September 2018!

To learn more or to sign up for future sessions, call 215-320-6187 or visit their website!