DPP Lifestyle Coach Network Newsletter

January 2023

Newsletter Highlights

CDC’s Notice of Change in Recognition Status for Organizations

January CDC DPRP Office Hours: Availability of National DPP State Quality Specialists

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Register for a free ACT Webinar

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Program Champion Strategy Toolkit-Now in Spanish!

CDC’s Notice of Change in Recognition Status for Organizations

Per the Guidance for the Public Health Emergency (PHE) ( that was released in July 2022, the DPRP team has begun requiring that organizations make their scheduled data submissions in order to maintain CDC recognition. In addition, the DPRP team is enforcing the requirements for maintaining specific levels of recognition, detailed in the 2021 DPRP Standards.


Some North Carolina organizations have now received a notice that their recognition status has change due to unmet requirements, (i.e., data submissions not submitted as requested) for their previous level of recognition.


If your organization’s recognition status has changed, the DPP Coordinator and State Quality Specialist, Kristie Hicks will be contacting your team in January to schedule a technical assistance meeting to develop a plan to begin offering the lifestyle change program again and submit a new recognition application. If you are concerned about your data submissions or recognition status, you may contact Kristie Hicks to schedule a technical assistance meeting.

Email Kristie at

January CDC DPRP Office Hours:

 Availability of National DPP State Quality Specialists

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023 we invite all organizations to join us for a Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Office Hours session from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST. 

National DPP and DPRP subject matter experts will be on hand to answer any question you may have about the Program. Each month, at the beginning of the session, we will spend a few minutes focusing on a different topic. This month we will highlight the Availability of National DPP State Quality Specialists.


For your convenience, we have linked the current 2021 DPRP Standards here, the lifestyle change program Guidance for the Public Health Emergency (PHE), and Lifestyle Coach, Program Coordinator, and Program Provider Journey Road Maps ( You can also find additional FAQs, videos, and resources on the web-based National DPP Customer Service Center (CSC) at

For additional webinars and office hour sessions, please visit the National DPP CSC’s calendar.

Join Zoom Meeting Here!

Upcoming Live Advanced Lifestyel Coach Training Webinar

January CDC DPRP Office Hours

Delivering with Data: How Lifestyle Coaches and Coordinators Use Data to Serve Participants and Improve Program Outcomes

Thursday, February 16, 2023

1:00 PM –2:00 PM ET


Data collection for the National DPP extends far beyond submitting a file to the DPRP. Data can be used before, during, and after your program implementation that will shape not only participant success, but also organizational sustainability. Whether you are a lifestyle coach or a program coordinator, there is much that can be done to better meet the needs of individual participants and the community you serve. This webinar will discuss the importance of collecting and using organizational, community and program data to strengthen program implementation, delivery, and participant outcomes.

Program Champion Strategy Toolkit-Now in Spanish!

When it comes to building up your National DPP lifestyle change program, you can't go wrong with good word of mouth! This web-based resource can help lifestyle coaches engage and retain participants.

In the toolkit you can find:

  • Strategy overview slide deck and infographics
  • Sample outreach messages for reaching potential program champions
  • Six printable guides for lifestyle loaches that cover getting started, engaging program champions in-person or virtually, and providing training and support to program champions (includes new Spanish versions)
  • Four Printable guides for program champions including sample talking points, tips for handling tricky conversations, and ideas for outreach activities (includes new Spanish versions)

Find Toolkit and Resources Here!
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