Target: Type 2 Diabetes - Outpatient

Learn more about Target: Type 2 DiabetesSM and join this recognition program. 

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Target: Type 2 DiabetesSM - Outpatient

The Target: Type 2 DiabetesSM recognition program for outpatient health care organizations acknowledges ambulatory health centers and systems in their efforts to tackle type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in their patient populations.  The program is designed to help participants improve clinical practice while being celebrated for their hard work and dedication throughout the process. Clinical tools and resources are available to help you better manage cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes mellitus. 

Outpatient facilities and care teams play an important role in patients’ type 2 diabetes management and should be recognized for their efforts. View the full list of our 2023 nationally recognized organizations.

Awardees will receive promotion from the AHA via media and event recognition and have exclusive access to a toolkit of materials and digital assets such as a template press release and award images.  More information on award levels and the submission process can be found in our downloadable recognition resources.


To register, you will need to know:

  • Your organization’s total adult (18-85 years) patient population count
  • The total number of clinical providers in your organization
  • Your organization’s total adult number of patients that are a race other than white and/or identify as Latino or Hispanic ethnicity
  • The total number of clinic locations in your health system
  • Your organization's characteristics, such as multi-specialty, Federally Qualified Health Center, etc.

Step 1: New Participant Registration

All outpatient practices should register with the Target: Type 2 Diabetes program whether they would like to submit for Participation or Gold awards or not.

Registrants will have access to the latest program information, tools, communications, and resources. Registration also helps connect your organization to local staff and program events.  Check out this overview of the program benefits.

  • Previously registered participants do not need to re-register year-to-year.

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Step 2: Recognition Data Submission

Clinical Resources

Kidney Health Screening Guide

This guide equips health care professionals with insights and ready-to-share graphics, handouts, and videos to help patients grasp the importance of managing their kidney health effectively. 

Overcoming Medication Reluctance 

This guide provides useful ways for health care professionals to initiate conversations with their patients who are reluctant about using guideline recommended medications.