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Training and Technical Assistance

This page provides resources to build the capacity of our partners, grantees, and the public health workforce with convenient, up-to-date, and high quality resources. We offer workshops, online courses, and other training activities to help you use education and communication approaches and NDEP resources to address diabetes. This page also includes resources for facilitators (e.g., diabetes educators, health educators, Community Health Workers) who provide training and technical assistance to others.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Diabetes Management

New Beginnings: Improving Emotional Well-Being and Positive Social Support in People with Diabetes (20 minutes each, 1 hour total) (Coming Soon)

Review the key concepts related to emotional coping and family support for people with diabetes addressed in the New Beginnings Discussion Guide.

Health Communication

How to Make Health Communication Work for Your Program Online Course

Use this self-guided course to learn how to plan health communication activities that are grounded in the day-to-day realities of your diabetes prevention and control work. You will leave with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement effective health communication strategies in all of your work.

Resources

Resources for Facilitators

Diabetes Prevention

Training resources to support the Road to Health Toolkit

Learn how to successfully use the Road to Health Toolkit and its resources by using training guides and videos. (English and Spanish)

Diabetes Control

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Group Leaders to Address the Emotional Impact of Living with Diabetes (8 modules) (PDF, 3.98 mb)

Use this guide to facilitate discussions in diabetes support groups that focus on managing the emotional side of living with diabetes, goal setting, problem solving, and building self-confidence.

Webinars

Webinars

Diabetes and Nutrition in the Latino Community

Learn about culturally oriented nutrition education for Hispanics or Latinos with or at risk of diabetes from expert Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, and relevant nutrition resources.

The Art of Storytelling and Use of Culturally-Adapted Tools to Educate on Diabetes Prevention

Storytelling can play a role in diabetes education and can influence self-efficacy, outcome expectations, risk perceptions and problem solving, resulting in improved self-care behaviors, particularly in vulnerable populations. Many cultures use storytelling to share wisdom. Stories create vivid mental images that encourage thinking and aid understanding and recall. Using storytelling as a teaching method and listening to patients’ own stories can enhance communication by building trust and understanding, especially when the patient and the diabetes educator have different backgrounds and life experiences.

Partners in Health: Engaging Faith Communities in Diabetes Prevention and Control (1 hour)

Learn about tools and strategies for working with faith-based organizations to educate them about diabetes, conduct diabetes prevention and control activities, and create a healthy church environment from a panel of inspirational presenters.

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

Learn about the major issues in culturally competent medical communication with Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander patients, and principles and methods for effective communication with these populations.

Link to additional webinars on the NIH NDEP site.

Online Learning Communities

Online Learning Communities

NDEP hosts learning communities to connect people working with NDEP resources, or specific populations. In these learning communities, you can access information and resources to support your efforts, ask questions, and share the work you are doing to address diabetes.

NDEP Road to Health Implementers Community

A learning community to help people who manage diabetes prevention activities using the Road to Health Toolkit share lessons learned, tools, and resources to support their activities. Also available in Spanish:

Campeones del Kit El camino hacia la buena salud Una comunidad de aprendizaje para ayudar a quienes manejan actividades de prevención de la diabetes usando el Kit El camino hacia la buena salud (RTH, por sus siglas en Inglés), en sus actividades.

pHConnect Making Health Communication Work for Your Program

A learning community for participants in the National Diabetes Education Program's How to Make Health Communication Work for Your Program course.

Continuing Educations Credits Available:

New Beginnings: Improving Emotional Well-Being and Positive Social Support in People with Diabetes (Coming Soon)

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


 
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