Diabetes Training and Resources

Diabetes Training And Resources

The Midwestern Public Health Training Center has partnered with the Association of Public Health Nurses to convene a national diabetes advisory group to identify needs and to direct resources related to diabetes prevention to our region’s public health workforce.

Region VII Diabetes Summit

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Individual Presentations:

The role of the Department of Health and Human Services in addressing diabetes prevention and control

PowerPoint Slides

Shary Jones, PharmD, MPH
Region VII Health Administrator
US Department of Health and Human Services

Current Trends and Social Impact of Prediabetes and Diabetes

Patricia Schumacher, MS, RD
Branch Chief for the Program Implementation Branch of the Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Innovative Approaches to Implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program

PowerPoint Slides

Julissa Molina Soto
NDPP Life Style Coach Bilingual Master Trainer
American Diabetes Association

Monica Chavez-Singleton
NDPP Life Style Coach Bilingual Master Trainer
American Diabetes Association


The Value of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Diabetes Education and Support Programs

PowerPoint Slides

Jo Ellen Condon, RD, LD, CDE
Managing Director, Education Recognition Program, and Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
American Diabetes Association


Episode 3: The Role of Community Health Workers in Collaboration with Public Health Nurses

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Episode 3 Powerpoint Slides

Episode 3 Powerpoint Slides – Handouts


Episode 2: Engaging Patients in Diabetes Self-Management through Health Coaching

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Episode 2 Powerpoint Slides


Episode 1: How to Avoid Lost Opportunity

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Episode 1 PowerPoint Slides

Prediabetes: How to Avoid Lost Opportunity Resources

Diabetes Related Training


Culturally Competent Health Provider Communication: Insights from Research with Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island Diabetes Patients

Course Description

As the population of the US becomes more diverse, the need for culturally competent health care providers has increased. This webinar was designed to help people learn about culturally-competent medical communication. The presenters will share their experiences developing and providing culturally competent health communication that meets the need of Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island patients with diabetes.


Diabetes at Work:  What’s Depression Got to Do with It?

Course Description

The focus of this course and resources provided is to provide information about the association between diabetes and depression, the economic cost of untreated depression, and the role that employers can take to help employees who are experiencing both illnesses.


Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes Toolkit

Course Description

This introductory webcast describes how to use the Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes Toolkit to address diabetes and psychosocial issues in American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes.


Partners in Health:  Engaging Faith Communities in Diabetes Prevention and Management

Course Description

This webinar focused on a discussion about engaging faith-based organizations in diabetes prevention and control, and featured a panel of inspirational presenters from the American Diabetes Association, Faith Fights Diabetes, and The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy who will share the specific tools and strategies they have used in working with faith-based organizations to educate them about diabetes, conduct diabetes prevention and control activities, and create a healthier church environment.


Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes:  An E-Learning Program for Prometoras de Salud

Course Description

Launched in June 2015, Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotoras De Salud is designed for any promotora de salud (community health promoter), regardless of years of experience or the type of outreach in which they are engaged (e.g., nutrition, cancer or diabetes) and employs case studies, pre- and post-tests, self-assessment exercises, and more.


Public Health Grand Rounds:  Community Health Workers and Nurses:  Roles and Relationships for Population Health Improvement

Course Description

A changing health and healthcare landscape will bring enhanced roles for working relationships between nurses and community health workers (CHWs). This Public Health Grand Rounds session will describe current practices and future directions for providing public health services with special focus on medically underserved populations. Today, nurses and CHWs serve communities in a variety of ways, such as working with pregnant women, in diabetes health care and education, and in programs for cardiovascular health. They bring unique strengths and skill sets to provision and implementation of health and health care interventions in collaborative models of care.



Diabetes Related Resources

National Diabetes Prevention Program Coverage Toolkit


This provides resources to state Medicaid and public health agencies interested in covering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program in Medicaid.

Download a step-by-step (PDF) summary of how Medicaid agencies can implement the National DPP lifestyle change program.



Iowa Department of Public Health Diabetes Referral Flow Chart


IDPH has developed a new prediabetes and diabetes referral flow chart, for healthcare providers to use.  The flow chart encourages healthcare providers to screen adult patients for prediabetes and diabetes using the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test or the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test. If a patient’s screening test score reveals a risk, providers are encouraged to test their patient for prediabetes and diabetes. The flow chart also describes various programs that are available to help patients that have prediabetes or diabetes.


 Prevent Diabetes STAT

AMA and CDC: http://www.ama-assn.org/sub/prevent-diabetes-stat/index.html 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diabetes Home Page:  http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html

National Diabetes Prevention Program:  http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html

Diabetes Prevention Program Curriculum: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/recognition/curriculum.htm


National Diabetes Education Program



National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse



American Diabetes Association



Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center


DTTAC offers a wide range of training, including offerings related to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)


TRAIN Learning Management System


TRAIN contains many training offerings related to diabetes, with topics relevant to both prevention and management.  A sampling of selected offerings follows.

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