Diabetes Action Plan

In 2019 the Maryland Department of Health released the Diabetes Action Plan to define actions to reduce the burden of diabetes in Maryland. 

The Maryland Diabetes Action Plan provides multi-faceted strategies from prevention to keep people healthy to those already at risk (overweight, obese and/or prediabetes) to managing those with diagnosed diabetes.  The Plan includes activities for all state partners:

  • Expanding nutrition and obesity prevention programs in every community.
  • Sharing data among health care providers, program providers and state agencies.
  • Supporting healthy eating at worksites, health systems and school cafeterias.
  • Assessing the food supply chain to address food pricing and access to healthy foods.
  • Increasing opportunities for students to have physical activity during and after the school day.
  • Referring overweight​ children and adults to evidence-based weight and lifestyle counseling.
  • Engaging partners to support state-of-the-art diabetes care including the use of telemedicine, case managers and community workers.

      >View the Maryland Diabetes Action Plan​​
      >View the Maryland Diabetes Action Plan program inventory​​
      >View the Maryland Diabetes One-pager​