DPAC Workgroups

Each workgroup has a work plan and is focused on implementation of the Michigan Diabetes Action Plan goals and objectives. Below are brief descriptions of each workgroup with links to their individual web pages.

Workgroup Purpose Meeting Time
Advocacy/Policy Workgroup Advocate for people with diabetes; address health disparities and access to care issues. 2nd Wednesday of the month
Communication/Public Awareness Workgroup Increase public awareness and improve DPAC internal communication. 2nd Wednesday of the month
Data/Research Workgroup Identify and enhance available data systems; support other DPAC workgroups’ data needs; and provide research briefs on emerging issues. 1st Monday of the month
Prevention Workgroup Expand diabetes primary prevention activities. Contact info@dpacmi.org for meeting time
Training and Education Programs Workgroup Improve and promote culturally relevant and sensitive diabetes education services and care and provide education materials for consumers and health care professionals. 1st Thursday of the month

Active membership in DPAC requires active participation in a workgroup or the DPAC Board. Workgroup membership requires participation in at least four workgroup meetings per year (usually there are 12 workgroup meetings per year and often in conference call format).

DPAC, in conjunction with other stakeholders, assisted the Michigan Department of Community Health in the development of the Michigan Diabetes Action Plan 2011-2014. DPAC and its workgroups began implementation of measurable objectives laid out in the Michigan Diabetes Action Plan.