The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation launched the PATHS project in two states, North Carolina and New Jersey, with the goal of developing deep experience in two very different settings. With background from states with different challenges and opportunities, the team has gained a strong understanding of those issues likely to be common across a wide range of settings.
Based on our state-level findings in North Carolina and New Jersey, the PATHS team is now conducting two reports to fill this need: a federal policy report and a report on state-level best practices to help assist other states interested in these issues.
Our experience at the state level has illustrated the degree to which federal policy change is essential. The federal government sets standards for both federal and state programs and is a major source of critical funding. For this reason, we are developing a policy paper analyzing how federal policy can best enhance type 2 diabetes prevention and management.
If you are interested in this work, contact us to receive an email alert when the report is complete.
Major policy decisions affecting incidence and severity of type 2 diabetes are made every day at the state level. Our work in North Carolina and New Jersey, combined with experience gained through technical assistance to direct service organizations, has helped us assess the state policies that are most associated with success in reducing the impact of type 2 diabetes. In order to share these findings in a way that is most useful to other states, we will be developing a policy paper describing and analyzing state best practices.
If you would like to participate in this process by contributing best practices from your community, contact us here.