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  About the Diabetes Ten City Challenge

Conducted by the APhA Foundation with support from GlaxoSmithKline, the Diabetes Ten City Challenge established a voluntary employee health benefit, provided incentives through waived co-pays for diabetes medications and supplies, and helped people manage their diabetes with help from a pharmacist "coach" in collaboration with physicians and diabetes educators from 2005-2009.

More than 30 employers joined forces with hundreds of specially trained local pharmacists to help people with diabetes improve their health through the DTCC in the following cities:

The Diabetes Ten City Challenge was modeled after other highly successful programs, including the Asheville Project in North Carolina, a diabetes self-management program started in 1997 that has proven to improve overall health, reduce absenteeism, shorten hospital stays and reduce health care costs.  The Diabetes Ten City Challenge was the first-ever national pilot seeking to prove this model can be used effectively anywhere in the country.

What the DTCC Did How the Program Worked Measuring Success