Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center
The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University, established with funding from CDC, collaborated with partners from the University of Indiana, the University of Pittsburgh, and CDC to develop the National Diabetes Prevention Program training curriculum. The curriculum was adapted from the original Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) research study materials for group delivery. DTTAC and its partners also developed additional training and support materials for lifestyle coaches and master trainers.
DTTAC will play a key role in training the workforce to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention. Having lifestyle coaches who are properly trained to implement the lifestyle intervention is vital to the integrity of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Proper training ensures that the critical elements of this evidence-based program are delivered appropriately and gives participants the tools they need to adopt life-long habits and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
DTTAC will maintain a group of master trainers who will provide a fee-based, two-day, face-to-face training for lifestyle coaches in Atlanta, Georgia, or on a local or regional basis as needed. DTTAC will work with organizations to coordinate the training of lifestyle coaches and will manage all training logistics. Lifestyle coaches will have access to an online learning community through the DTTAC Web site. This online learning community will provide information and resources intended to support the lifestyle coaches, including regular webinars and “meet the expert” conference calls. The learning community will provide lifestyle coaches the opportunity to exchange information, share experiences, and highlight best practices.
For more information about training, please see the DTTAC Web site.