The StEM Coalition

The goal of  the TN Diabetes State Engagement Meeting (StEM) is to expand access and participation in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs ensuring that all Tennesseans have access to high quality diabetes prevention, management, and supportive care.  

The coalition brings together 150+ key partners in diabetes prevention and management who have been working toward reducing diabetes prevalence.  The coalition consist of organizations from various sectors including, but not limited to: 

  • Health System Partners
  • Community- and Faith-based Organizations
  • Local NDPP Providers
  • Academic Partners 
  • Public Health Partners
  • Non-profit Organizations

TN StEM consists of three (3) regional work groups, following the three (3) grand divisions in TN, including West, Middle, and East.  Regional work groups determine a sustainable strategic plan that supports resident’s health, particularly among high-risk populations, by helping them prevent and manage diabetes. 

  • Middle focuses on opportunities for promoting DPP and increasing employer/insurer coverage. 
  • East continues efforts to reach medical providers and organizations to promote DPP to increase referrals.
  • West focuses on DPP promotion at local diabetes awareness events and activities.
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