Prevent Diabetes STAT: Using Evidence from Clinical and Community-Based Research

Patrick Remington, Christopher Holliday and John Anderton recording the Diabetes STAT audio clipSummary: Prevent Diabetes STAT a national campaign targeting providers to screen, test, and act today to help patients with prediabetes was developed using recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force and the Clinical Preventive Services Task Force. Drs. Christopher Holliday and Patrick Remington talk with CDC’s Dr. John Anderton about the development of the campaign and the benefits of drawing from evidence-based recommendations.

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Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH is currently professor of population health sciences and associate dean for public health at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on developing methods to measure the health of communities and communicate this information to the public and policy makers. He led the development of the Wisconsin County Health Rankings, which led to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a program that ranks the health of the counties in all 50 states and promotes evidence-based strategies to improve population health (see: Remington PL, Catlin BB, Gennuso KP. The County Health Rankings: rationale & methods. Population Health Metrics 2015;13:1-12).

Christopher S. Holliday, PhD, MPH is the director of population health at the American Medical Association (AMA). In this role, Dr. Holliday leads efforts to develop and implement national, public health-based change strategies for improving health outcomes and reducing costs for high-impact medical conditions. He helps devise multi-level, evidence-based interventions targeting key social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health, identify and engage key population segments and communities in health risk reduction, builds clinical-community linkages, and advocates for public policy changes that reduce the leading causes of disease burden and promote healthy lifestyles.


John P. Anderton, PhD, MPA, is the communications officer for the Office of Public Health Scientific Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to joining CDC in 1991, Dr. Anderton was the Kansas Affiliate program director of the American Diabetes Association and also was a science educator at a planetarium in Wichita, Kansas.

At CDC, Dr. Anderton has planned and launched health campaigns promoting childhood immunization, stomach ulcer treatment, HIV testing, and electronic medical records. Anderton’s PhD is in health promotion and behavior from the University of Georgia and his master’s degree is in public and urban administration from Georgia State University.

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Recorded October, 2016