DPP Lifestyle Coach Network Newsletter

March 2022
DPP Statewide Quarterly Network Meeting
Join DPP Coordinator, Kristie Hicks on March 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM via Microsoft Teams for the DPP statewide network meeting for all program coordinators and lifestyle coaches at NC CDC-recognized organizations. The goal of these meetings is to receive technical assistance, learn about new DPP resources and engage in peer learning.

You may email Kristie.hicks@dhhs.nc.gov if you would like the calendar invitation sent to you. 
Free Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training (ACT)* Webinars

Free Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training (ACT)* Webinars

Prevention Priorities: Identifying and Reaching Priority Populations
Thursday, March 10th, 1:00 – 2:00pm
(Live Webinar)

Facilitating from Afar
(On-Demand Webinar)

The NC Division of Public Health is pleased to offer a unique opportunity for trained and practicing lifestyle coaches offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to participate in a series of FREE advanced lifestyle coach training webinars. These trainings are made available to you by Emory’s Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) and Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). These trainings are designed to complement your National DPP lifestyle coach training and to enhance competencies as a trained lifestyle coach. Use the link to the right, to access the trainings for free.

If you are new to the Emory Centers Training Portal, please create an account first to complete registration.

*These webinars fulfill the new requirement in the 2021 CDC DPRP Standards, which says, “…all Lifestyle Coaches and Program Coordinators should also complete at least two hours of Advanced Coach Training each year. Advanced Coach Training is training beyond the required formal training for Lifestyle Coaches that builds on the foundational skills necessary for helping participants make effective lifestyle change…”
CDC has released the 2021 version of the Prevent T2 Curriculum
Check out the English and Spanish Lifestyle Coach Guide and Participant Guides.

You are not required to use this new version of the curriculum, but encouraged to do so since it incorporates the latest nutrition guidelines and science of diabetes.
March Events!
National Nutrition Month:
Review FDA’s Nutrition Toolkit for Health Educators (English and Spanish). You may find this information helpful for your DPP participants this month as you highlight National Nutrition Month.

ADA Diabetes Alert Day!
Spread the word about Diabetes Alert Day, March 22, 2022. Learn more about this day here.
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