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What's Up with the Lifestyle Change Program? An Introduction by Sarah Piper, DTTAC Training Lead

Presenter Sarah Piper, MPH, CDE

Presenter Sarah Piper, MPH, CDE

The Emory University School of Medicine in partnership with the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program from the Georgia Department of Public Health recently presented a webinar that provides an overview of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Lifestyle Change Program, the nation's foremost evidence-based program for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The webinar featured Sarah Piper, MPH, CDE, Lifestyle Coach Training Lead at the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC).

Learning objectives:

The September 24, 2014 presentation, "What’s Up with the Lifestyle Change Program," includes:

  • Eligibility criteria for participation in the Lifestyle Change program
  • Structure of the Lifestyle Change Program
  • Role of the Lifestyle Coach in the Lifestyle Change Program vs. the role of a health/diabetes educator
  • Steps an organization should take to prepare for implementation of the Lifestyle Change Program

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While the webinar was presented to an audience based in the state of Georgia, the presentation is of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about the National DPP Lifetyle Change Program. Click here to view video of the presentation or click here to download the presentation slides (PDF).

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Under Ms. Piper's leadership, DTTAC is training Lifestyle Coaches, and Master Trainers who train Lifestyle Coaches, to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program around the country. DTTAC hosts Common Ground, an online community for Lifestyle Coaches which was established with funding from CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation. As of October 2014, DTTAC has trained over 1,300 Lifestyle Coaches representing more than 500 organizations, including employers, health care systems, and community-based organizations.