National Health Priority Resources

Use this searchable database to quickly find tools and resources to help you improve patient health in AAPA’s National Health Priority areas: Behavioral and Mental Health, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Obesity.

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Diabetes Technology and Nutrition

This program is designed to help the diabetes care team on the front lines of primary care master the latest evidence-based recommendations for the implementation and management of cutting-edge diabetes technology.

2024 Diabetes is Primary Certificate Program

Diabetes Is Primary helps primary care professionals on the front lines of diabetes care master knowledge and strategies to improve patient outcomes. Diabetes is Primary is based on the ADA’s Standards of Care in Diabetes,… more

Plan Your Portions

This patient handout from the American Diabetes Association shows an image of a properly portioned food plate and is available in 6 variations: Asian, Classic, Hispanic (Spanish language), Indian, Pacific Islander, Southern, and Vegetarian. The QR code links to healthy recipes and meal-planning resources.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Distress

This resource for healthcare professionals from the American Diabetes Association explains how Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology can lead to diabetes distress and how to identify and support people dealing with it.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Nutrition

This patient handout from the American Diabetes Association explains how to maximize the benefits of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), including using them as a tool to make healthier food choices.

Diabetes Case Study Competition by the American Diabetes Association

Test your knowledge on diabetes care and compete with your peers via emailed questions for points and prizes.

Health Trifecta: Hypertension, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia Get a Makeover

This activity summarizes updates in screening, diagnostic, and treatment guidelines for hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Guidelines issued from the U.S. Preventative Services Taskforce (USPSTF), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), American Diabetes… more

American Society of Endocrine PAs

Dedicated to the education, advancement, and placement of PAs in the field of Endocrinology.

Association of PAs in Cardiology

Enhancing the personal and professional growth of its constituent members and all physician associates practicing in the Cardiology specialty through educational opportunities, community involvement, and political representation and advocacy.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

You can refer your at-risk patients to a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program that is proven by research to cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Participating in this program will encourage weight loss and other healthy changes to your patients’ lifestyles, lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) is an interprofessional membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE)

A global community of endocrine-focused clinical members, affiliates and partners from every walk of professional life.

Managing Your Diabetes During the Holidays

This article from the CDC provides 5 healthy eating tips to help people living with diabetes navigate the holidays.

Diabetes Care for Clients in Behavioral Health Treatment

This advisory, published by SAMHSA, reviews diabetes and how it relates to mental illness, stress, and substance use disorders. It highlights ways to integrate diabetes care into behavioral health treatment, such as screening and intake, staff education, integrated care, and counseling support.