Division of Diabetes Translation, CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Data Center Description
Our strategic plan includes concentrating our efforts where we can achieve the greatest impact for populations with the greatest burden or risk.
Define the diabetes burden—public health surveillance: The division continues to strengthen public health surveillance systems for diabetes. Mainly, DDT works with states using the diabetes-specific modules of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to develop a nationwide, state-based surveillance system. The division is also initiating diabetes surveillance systems within managed care organizations.
Conduct applied translational research: The division conducts applied research that focuses on translating research findings into clinical and public health practice. This research identifies and details the public health implications of results from clinical trials and scientific studies and effectively and efficiently applies these findings in the health care system. Areas of research include (1) access to quality care for diabetes, especially within managed care organizations; (2) early detection of undiagnosed diabetes; (3) cost effectiveness of diabetes prevention and control activities; (4) effectiveness of health practices to address risk factors for diabetes; and (5) demonstration of primary prevention of type 2 diabetes.