Welcome to the Region VII Diabetes Summit for 2017. This event is being held in Des Moines, IA.

The intended audience for the Summit is public health professionals, healthcare providers such as: physicians, nurses, advance practice nurses, health coaches, diabetes educators, and dieticians, pharmacists, diabetes prevention program facilitators, diabetes self-management education coordinators, certified diabetic educators, and third-party payers.


Friday, November 17, 2017


This event will take place at:

FFA Enrichment Center

Des Moines Area Community College

1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023 


The summit will provide a forum to discuss the latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for addressing diabetes prevention, control and management. National, state, and local experts will share innovative strategies for reducing the burden of diabetes in Iowa.

Objectives for Summit:

By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify key interventions, models of success, resources, and tools for enhancing diabetes prevention and control programs at the state and local level
  • Discuss how Iowa's Diabetes Statewide Strategic Plan alignes with other initiatives in Iowa to foster collective impact
  • Describe the focus and key outcomes of the Iowa Diabetes Prevention Action Plan
  • Describe how the social determininants of health are used to develop programs and services for diabetes prevention and interventions
  • Explain the purpose of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Coverage Toolkit, including the iintended audience
  • Examine coverage and reimbersement for diabetes treatment and management

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