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DTTAC is Featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training is featured in a recent article by CDC leaders about the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The article, which appears in a special April 2013 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, states that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in those at high risk for the disease through a structured lifestyle change program. In order to bring this cost-effective lifestyle change program to communities across the US, Congress authorized the CDC to establish and lead the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

According to the authors, a trained workforce that can deliver the lifestyle change program cost effectively is necessary to the success of the national program. In response to this training need, the CDC partners with the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University. DTTAC provides comprehensive training services across the country for lifestyle coaches to prepare them to effectively deliver the lifestyle change program. Following in-person training, DTTAC provides an online learning community that features webinars and conference calls with program experts and opportunities to share information and exchange best practices.

Read the article abstract here:

http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(13)00016-0/abstract.