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Webinar: Preventing Prediabetes through the National DPP

June 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Preventing Prediabetes through the National Diabetes Prevention Program: Lessons Learned from Local Health Departments Is your local health department (LHD) interested in becoming a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program provider under the National Diabetes Prevention Program? Would you like to learn more about ways to promote local CDC-recognized programs in your community to increase referrals and recruit people at risk? Is your LHD a sub-awardee under CDC-RFA-1422? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this webinar is for you. In 2010, Congress authorized CDC to establish the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), a public-private partnership of community organizations, private insurers, health care organizations, employers, and government agencies working together to establish and spread local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The National DPP’s lifestyle change program is founded on the science of the Diabetes Prevention Program research study which showed that making modest behavior changes helped people with prediabetes lose 5% to 7% of their body weight and reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%. Join us for a webinar on June 24th which will highlight the experiences and lessons learned of two local health departments that have been successful in establishing and running a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program under the National DPP. Speakers from local health departments will share stories about their commitment to prevent diabetes by improving state-local level partnerships to ensure increased awareness of the National DPP, deliver the program, market the program to people at risk, recruit eligible participants, and work with health care providers to increase referrals. CDC and NACCHO will share information about collaborative efforts to align state and local efforts to support widespread dissemination of the National DPP. Learning objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe potential roles of local health departments in: • Establishing, staffing, and running a successful CDC-recognized lifestyle change program under the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP); • Marketing and promoting the program within the local community; • Working with health care providers and other cross-sector partners to identify, recruit, and enroll eligible at-risk populations into the program; and • Working toward the program’s long-term sustainability.

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