The goal of the DPCP health systems initiatives is to improve access to quality diabetes services and care within Massachusetts, with an emphasis on reaching those most in need.

The DPCP and its Advisory Board convened a Diabetes Guidelines Work Group to develop Massachusetts Guidelines for Adult Diabetes Care (PDF) that include accompanying tools for use in the primary care setting. Partners included Baystate Health Systems, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, Primary Care Clinician Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, MassPRO, Partners/MGH, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health, Provider Service Network, and Tufts Health Plan. The goal was to promote quality diabetes care throughout the Commonwealth by developing uniform guidelines to apply to adults with diabetes regardless of their insurer. The Guidelines were disseminated statewide.

This information is provided by Diabetes Prevention and Control within the Department of Public Health.