Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear, Inc. awarded grant funding for Diabetes Prevention Program in Onslow County


Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear is excited to receive a grant from the Onslow Caring Communities Foundation, an affiliate of the NC Community Foundation, to support a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) offered in Onslow County. The evidence based DPP classes are provided to residents with prediabetes, a condition that affects approximately 96 million U.S. adults (1 in 3) with 80% of those affected unaware they have it. Grant funding will allow the Onslow community access to diabetes prevention classes at no cost for adults at high risk of developing diabetes. Led by certified lifestyle coaches, participants focus on achieving modest weight loss and exercise goals. For more information about enrolling in the program, please contact Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear at 910-763-0200.

About Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear (CCLCF) CCLCF is a local 501(c) (3) that improves health outcomes for eligible Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured and privately insured enrollees in southeastern NC including New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow, and Bladen counties. With 19 years of experience, our interdisciplinary Care Teams include RN care managers, social workers, pharmacists and provider support. We work with Prepaid Health Plans, ACOs, practices and providers to improve patient outcomes, experience, and satisfaction. In 2021, NCDHHS selected CCLCF as one of three organizations to be Network Lead for the Healthy Opportunities Pilot. The Healthy Opportunities Pilot is the nation’s first comprehensive program to test and evaluate the impact of providing non-medical interventions related to food, housing, transportation, and interpersonal safety to high-needs beneficiaries.