AmeriHealth Caritas DC, a health insurer and District of Columbia Managed Care Organization (MCO), offers a full range of services for the DC Healthy Families Medicaid program and the DC Healthcare Alliance. AmeriHealth Caritas DC offers diabetes prevention and support to its health plan members living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes. For more information, plan members should contact their health care provider or learn more at the AmeriHealth Caritas DC online Diabetes Care Center: click here to visit the Diabetes Care Center website. Members may also participate in health and wellness classes–including exercise, fitness, care coaching, healthy cooking–offered at the AmeriHealth Caritas DC Member Wellness Center, at 2027 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington DC, 20020. For questions, call the Member Wellness Center at 1-202-408-3989.
The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, which is heaquartered in the District, provides free medical alert ID necklaces, diabetes self-management diaries and educational literature upon request, and publishes the Diabetes Wellness Letter. Click here to learn how to request a free diabetes ID necklace.
Howard University Hospital offers individual and group Diabetes Self-Management Education courses for people who have Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. Please call Janice Harris at (202) 865-3350 for more information or to register for Howard University Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.
The hospital also offers a Diabetes support group on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm. The support group meets at Howard University Hospital 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Room 308. Please call Virginia Gerald at (301) 572-7537 for information and to register for Howard University Hospital’s Diabetes support group.
This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program
La Clínica del Pueblo offers Spanish- and English-language group and individual Diabetes Self-Management Education courses for their patients, only. Please call (202) 448-4853 for information and to register for La Clinica Del Pueblo’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.
Mary’s Center offers Diabetes education courses for patients only. Please call (202) 483-8196 for information and to register for Diabetes education courses.
MedStar Family Choice is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving the District of Columbia. In the District, they provide services to individuals eligible for the DC Healthy Families Program and the DC Healthcare Alliance Program. MedStar Family Choice offers diabetes prevention and education to its health plan members living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes. Disease Management is available to members who need help managing chronic diseases, including diabetes. The Disease Management service is provided by nurses and social workers who work closely with members and their doctors. They contact members by telephone and help members to understand their diabetes and to get the testing and care they need. They work closely with members to help them learn how to manage their diabetes. To learn more about the Disease Management service, MedStar Family Choice members should call 855-210-6203 or click here to visit the website.
Spanish Catholic Center offers a Spanish-language group Diabetes Self-Education Management Program and individual English-language sessions. Please call (202) 939-2400 for information and to register for Spanish Catholic Center’s Diabetes Self-Education Management Program.
Trusted Health Plan (THP) is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving the District of Columbia. In the District, they provide services to individuals eligible for the DC Healthy Families Program and the DC Healthcare Alliance Program. THP has a Diabetes Disease Management Program. All THP enrollees aged 18+ with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes (with the exception of Gestational Diabetes) is eligible to receive the benefits of this program. All eligible enrollees will undergo a Diabetes Health Risk assessment and receive education and services customized to their severity of illness.
Benefits of this program include:
- Disease Management Staff Outreach
- Educational Materials
- Educational Seminars and Services at the THP Health and Wellness Outreach Center
- Medication and Preventative Health Monitoring
- Case Management Services and primary care outreach and care coordination are also available to High Risk enrollees
Click here to learn more about the Diabetes Disease Management Services (scroll down the page to find Disease Management)
Diabetes self-management education is offered by a RN, CDE in a one-on-one setting. Appointments can be made by calling the Patient Scheduling Center at 202-469-4699.
Services and activities under Vida’s Health & Wellness Program aim to put seniors on the path to healthier living, healthy food choices, chronic disease management and appropriate fitness activities to help seniors to continue to live independently in the community where they can age in place and avoid costly, long-term care institutions. The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is given 2 hours once a week for six weeks. Vida offers services in English and Spanish.
Vida Senior Centers are licensed providers of Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), Steps to Healthier Living.
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helps change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help maintain progress. The YDPP reduces your diabetes risk and gives you tools for healthy living.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program