The mission of the Pascua Yaqui Diabetes Prevention & Treatment Program (DPTP) is to nurture and sustain the cultural longevity of the tribe through offering outreach, physical, mental, and emotional support to empower all community members to strive for a healthier lifestyle through diabetes education, management, and prevention.
The Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Program (DPTP), funded under the Special Diabetes Program for Indians by the Indian Health Service since 1998, aims to reduce the prevalence of diabetes for the PYT and reduce complications of uncontrolled diabetes among community members.
The program provides a broad range of preventative services including health education, health promotion, care coordination, nutrition counseling, community screening and outreach activities. The key focus of the program is to provide community based, diabetes-related education; including nutrition, physical activity, and fitness to enable individuals to prevent, or better manage, diabetes. These programs are delivered through the PYT Wellness Center and the Outreach team who work closely with many program partners to engage with community members.
In addition to programs and services for tribal and community members, the DPTP offers programs for tribal employees. For more information click here.