American Diabetes Association HQ

Connected For Life

aka ADA   |   Arlington, VA   |  www.diabetes.org

Mission

Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life.

Ruling year info

1992

Chief Executive Officer

Tracey D Brown

Main address

2451 Crystal Drive Suite 900

Arlington, VA 22202 USA

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EIN

13-1623888

NTEE code info

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Specifically Named Diseases Research (H80)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. As the global authority on diabetes, we support, promote and work with others in the diabetes community to advance knowledge and translate discoveries about diabetes and its complications into practical solutions that make everyday life better for people living with or at risk for diabetes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Research

Research - The Association provides financial support to researchers who are seeking knowledge in the following areas:

·         The prevention and cure of diabetes  
·         The prevention and cure of the complications of diabetes
·         New and improved therapies for individuals affected by diabetes

Population(s) Served
Adults

Information - The Association conducts programs that provide diabetes information to individuals with diabetes, their families, and their health care providers.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Advocacy and public awareness - The Association acts as an advocate for people with diabetes by delivering programs with important diabetes messages to the general public and to all levels of the government.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2011

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2012

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2013

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life.

The American Diabetes Association has three strategic areas of focus:
1) Drive Discovery -- Through research, partnerships and innovation on a global scale, ADA will drive discoveries to prevent, manage and ultimately cure diabetes.
2) Raise Voice -- ADA will intensify the urgency around the diabetes epidemic and mobilize bold action through advocacy and engagement.
3) Support People -- ADA will provide new, effective resources for individuals and populations living with and at risk of developing diabetes, and for the health care professionals serving them, and offer those resources when, where and how they are needed.

- To achieve our vision of life free of diabetes and all its burdens, ADA will increase research funding and attract and enable people from throughout the scientific, medical and technology communities to work together to accelerate progress.
- ADA will facilitate the worldwide exchange of information about diabetes research, treatment and prevention by increasing the reach and influence of ADA journals, conferences and meetings.
- ADA will provide greater value and career-enhancing programs and services for scientists and health care providers, especially those just entering their professions, thus attracting the brightest and most dedicated talent in the fight against diabetes.
- ADA will develop worldwide partnerships with technology innovators to further enhance and analyze the wealth of available data and build innovative care tools and treatments for diabetes and prediabetes.
- ADA will work cooperatively with government, private and non-profit supporters of diabetes research to enhance the scope, type and impact of discovery efforts in diabetes.
- ADA will work with policy makers, industry and other partners to increase access to adequate and affordable health care that fully meets the needs of those living with diabetes and to reduce financial burdens and remove other barriers to therapies and interventions.
- ADA will amplify the voice of people with diabetes by increasing the scale of our advocacy efforts with legislative, regulatory and legal decision makers and by expanding our grassroots base, volunteer advocate professional networks and strategic partnerships.
- ADA will ignite a movement to increase government funding for diabetes research and programs, and to protect the rights of people with the disease through an aggressive campaign that highlights the seriousness and eliminates the stigma of the diabetes.
- ADA will expand our education and content resources and the use of technology to deliver the most valuable information when, where and how people can best use it.
- ADA will support health care providers, especially those working with communities hardest hit by the diabetes epidemic.
- ADA will enhance and amplify ADA-sponsored programs to support children and adolescents living with or at risk of developing diabetes.
- ADA will develop, pilot and prove the health or costs benefits of innovative tools, programs and interventions based on the ADA's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.

In 2017, ADA reorganized and realigned resources and program, creating a new Mission team that includes Research, government Affairs & Advocacy, Programs, Products, Professional Services, and Medical Information. There were significant successes in 2017, which we will be able to detail soon.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Diabetes Association

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Herrick

Umesh Verma

Robert Cuddihy

Otis Kirksey

Jean O'Connor

David Herrick, MBA

Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, FACP

Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE

Brian Bertha, JD, MBA

Julio Rosenstock

Janet Brown Friday, RN, MSN, MPH

Mary de Groot, PhD

Robert Eckel, MD

Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS

C. Ronald Kahn, MD

Glen Tullman

Cynthia Munoz, PhD, MPH

Christopher Ralston, JD

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No