House Bill 80
In 2022, Get Healthy partnered with several organizations and legislators to support House Bill 80. The bill provided that Medicaid will now cover the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In particular, Get Healthy Utah worked with the bill’s sponsors, Representative Suzanne Harrison and Senator Evan Vickers.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity. Research on the program showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).