Pending and full recognition will be offered through DPRP. After an organization has applied for recognition with DPRP, the organization will achieve pending recognition if it agrees to the curriculum, duration, and intensity requirements. Each organization will be required to submit evaluation data to DPRP every six months from the date of the first lifestyle intervention core group session offered after the application acceptance date (henceforth referred to as the first session). This will allow for timely data analysis and provide opportunities for the organization to receive interim feedback on its progress in meeting recognition requirements. Recognition status will be assessed 24 months after the first session.
The organization will receive full recognition status if it has demonstrated program effectiveness by achieving all of the remaining seven requirements.These recognition requirements will be assessed based on data from all of the lifestyle interventions (each having a duration of 1 year) that were delivered in their entirety by the organization during the 24-month period. If after 24 months the organization has not achieved all of the requirements for full recognition, it will continue in pending recognition status for an additional 12 months. During this period, DPRP will provide technical assistance to the organization to help it achieve full recognition.
A 36-month evaluation will be performed based on data from all of the lifestyle interventions completed during those additional 12 months. If the organization is not successful in achieving full recognition at the end of this period (36 months after the first session), it will lose recognition and must wait 12 months before reapplying for recognition. Fully recognized organizations will continue to submit evaluation data every six months and will be re-evaluated every 24 months (based on data from all of the lifestyle interventions completed during the most recent 24-month period), but will not need to reapply for recognition.