Bridging the Gap program partners across the United States are implementing comprehensive, evidence-based programs that transform primary care to improve the delivery of diabetes care. The program partners are building partnerships between the health care sector and other sectors to address the social determinants of health – the social and environmental factors that affect health. Through these multi-sector collaborations, people living with diabetes can benefit not only from better medical care, but also from efforts that will help them lead healthier lives.

To address the social determinants of health, Bridging the Gap program partners collaborate with diverse local organizations to connect people with diabetes to resources in their communities that provide access to nutritious foods, safe options for physical activity, affordable housing, legal services, and transportation.