National Diabetes Prevention Program: Economic Assessment Tool

We sponsored the development of the NDPP Economic Assessment Tool with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The purpose of this tool is to provide self-insured employers and other stakeholders in Colorado the ability to assess the economic implications of offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) as an employee benefit. The tool was developed by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine under contract with the Colorado Business Group on Health.

The final version of the tool is available for public use.

Download the toolkit
(zip file)

Technical requirements for using the tool

  • Uses Excel 2007 or newer.

  • Macros must be enabled. (How to enable macros).

  • Only works on PC, not Mac.


If you’d like to provide feedback on the tool, please complete this brief survey.


CDPHE is making this NDPP Economic Assessment Tool (The Tool) available for specific individual applications by organizations and personal use under the condition that The Tool or any modifications or adaptations may not be reproduced, sold, or used for commercial purposes without the specific permission of CDPHE. CDPHE, the University of Colorado and CBGH are not responsible for any decisions made by organizations using The Tool. CDPHE expects that information derived from The Tool will be considered as potential contributions to broader organizational decision making processes and organizations will consult other sources in formulating their decisions regarding providing the NDPP as an employee benefit. CDPHE, the University of Colorado and CBGH make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of any information provided through The Tool. In no event will CDPHE, the University of Colorado, CBGH, or any organization partnering in the dissemination of The Tool be liable for any decision or any damages, including consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages resulting from use of The Tool or any of the information contained therein.