CDAPP began as a pilot project in San Francisco funded by the March of Dimes in 1982. Based on its success, the Inland Counties became the first region in 1983 and was funded through Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Federal Title V Block Grant funds. From 1984 through 2006, the number of CDAPP regional programs gradually expanded to ten regions. CDAPP regional programs were established based on the regional perinatal health systems model. The program consisted of multidisciplinary teams which included a diabetes nurse educator, a registered dietitian, and a behavior medicine specialist who worked in conjunction with a regional medical director. Prior to CDAPP, patients with diabetes while pregnant received minimal intervention. Today, care for pregnant women with diabetes is more widely available across the state.
The Regional CDAPP Programs providing consultation and education for CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates ended on June 30, 2012. A new CDAPP Sweet Success Resource and Training Center was established starting July 1, 2012 to support and train our CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates.