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Diabetes Ten City Challenge
More than 30 employers representing a variety of industries joined forces with local pharmacists in 10 different cities to help their employees with diabetes improve their health through the DTCC.
Cities and employers were chosen based on the following criteria:
- Individual or group of employers with self-insured health care plans have a combined minimum of 5,000 employees and/or beneficiaries;
- Employers agreed to provide incentives, i.e., waive co-pays for diabetes-related medications and supplies for participants in the program;
- There was a strong internal champion with decision-making authority within the employer administration;
- Willingness to adopt and implement the Asheville Project model; and
- Willingness to speak about the program with local and national media.
About the Ten Cities
The DTCC was implemented in 10 different cities. The program was offered in community independent pharmacies, community chain pharmacies, ambulatory care clinics, and at on-site workplace locations if designated by the employer.
About the Experts
Six experts affiliated with the APhA Foundation oversaw the implementation of DTCC.
More than 6,500 employees and dependents were eligible to participate in the Charleston area DTCC through five employers
Western Maryland Health System (WMHS), the major health care provider in Allegany County, offered the DTCC program to all 3,800-plus employees and dependents in its health insurance plan
Colorado Springs, CO
More than 6,900 City of Colorado Springs employees, dependents and retirees in the city’s health plan who were eligible to participate were invited to register for DTCC.