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Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong lifestyle change programs focused on healthier nutrition, increased physical activity, and weight loss. It is the mission of the Brancati Center to expand access to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) across Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and beyond. 

Who is eligible for DPP?

People with

  • Prediabetes: Hemoglobin A1c 5.7 - 6.4%
    or fasting blood sugar of 100 - 125 mg/dl

  • OR, for people with Medicaid: a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)


  • an elevated body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater (23 or greater if Asian)

We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Johns Hopkins Employee Health Plan. There are no out of pocket costs for participants.

Are you interested in joining one of our DPP?

Together, we have the power to
stop diabetes.

Our Community Partners

Zion Baptist Church,
Pastor Marshall Prentice

Garden of Prayer Christian Church, Pastor Brenda Tuggle

Mt. Pleasant Church and Ministries,
Bishop Clifford M. Johnson, Jr.

Israel Baptist Church,
Rev. Dr. H. Walden Wilson II

Shiloh Baptist Church,
Bishop Heber M. Brown II

Galilee Baptist Church,
Reverend Douglas F. Wilson

Koinonia Baptist Church,
Rev. Dante K. Miles 

United Baptist Church,
Dr. Carl J. Solomon

What Our Partners Say

Dr. Marshall F. Prentice, Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, and Pastor William E. Johnson, Jr, Community Chaplain at Johns Hopkins Medicine, emphasize the importance of the Diabetes Prevention Program for the Baltimore community:

“The faith community has at the core of its mission the call to lead the faithful in the path of holistic health. This means we care about the mind, body and souls of individuals.  Having witnessed the damage diabetes can do to the body, mind and spirit, we believe the diabetes prevention program will be an invaluable tool for helping the Baltimore community combat this disease that has historically caused great suffering and loss, including premature deaths. When it comes to diabetes the old saying is true, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’”  

Interested in how your church or community-based organization can work with us on the DPP?

(410) 614-6441
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