Enhance your professional development with NDEP’s webinars. Learn new approaches for engaging communities, increasing cultural competence, and promoting diabetes prevention and management. Credit is available for some webinars. Click here for information about continuing education for the webinar series pdf icon[PDF – 47K].

Let’s face it, behavior change can be challenging. People with diabetes need to make lifestyle changes to control their glucose levels and avoid complications, but it’s not simply a matter of will power. When people with diabetes fall short, sometimes the environment is often to blame. Providers may feel blame, too. This webinar discusses self-care behaviors to help address their emotional needs.
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Web on demand: Start Date: May 30, 2019 – Expiration Date October 23, 2020
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In this 90-minute webinar, a panel of “wonder women” in diabetes education discusses the four critical time points to assess, provide, and adjust diabetes self-management education/support. The webinar highlights a toolkit created by these national organizations to assist diabetes educators and others with sharing the information and recommendations included in the joint position statement. Webinar speakers showcase the mystery of DSMES though a role-play showcasing tips to use this position statement to increase referrals to DSMES services.
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Web on demand: Start Date: November 27, 2017 – Expiration Date October 27, 2019
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Collaboration involving a variety of partners is critical to the delivery of effective and efficient type 2 diabetes prevention and management education within high risk/high burden communities. Webinar participants will hear how diabetes prevention and management is being addressed through community collaboration in rural, urban and high-risk/high-burden settings.
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Food insecurity can negatively affect health outcomes. It can impact diabetes self-management, glucose control, health care utilization, and one’s ability to cope with a chronic illness. This NDEP webinar will focus on defining food insecurity, its association with diabetes, and strategies that diabetes educators, health educators, and community health workers can use to help people with diabetes improve self-care.
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Effective patient-provider communication is the foundation for providing patient-centered diabetes care. Webinar presenters describe strategies that diabetes educators, health educators, and community health workers can use to enhance and improve patient-provider communication. Also, learn how diabetes educators are using the New Beginnings Discussion Guide to address this essential topic in diabetes self-management education.
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Web on Demand: Start Date June 21, 2016 – Expiration Date October 27, 2019
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In this webinar, presenters share information about new diabetes screening guidelines for Asian Americans and describe innovative diabetes education approaches that have been used with AANHPI populations.
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People with diabetes have a two to three times higher risk for tuberculosis (TB) than people without diabetes. In this webinar, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explore how the two conditions interact, describe the impact of TB and diabetes on outcomes for both conditions, and suggest opportunities for collaboration between diabetes and TB programs.
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Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, patient-centered approach that can strengthen people’s motivation and commitment to behavior change. The motivational interviewing process guides people with diabetes to develop their own strategies to make positive changes in their health. Webinar presenters describe motivational interviewing and its role in diabetes education and provide some practical examples of its application.
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A panel of presenters introduces tools and strategies for working with faith-based organizations. Find out how to educate faith-based organizations about diabetes, conduct diabetes prevention and management activities, and create a healthy faith environment.
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Integrate the emotional aspects of diabetes into diabetes clinical care. This webinar explains the differences between depression and distress and how each can be addressed so that appropriate and targeted patient-centered interventions can occur.
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Storytelling can play a role in diabetes education by increasing people’s confidence that they can make positive changes and improving their problem-solving skills. Learn how storytelling can build trust and understanding, especially when the person with diabetes and the diabetes educator have different backgrounds and life experiences.
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Learn about community health workers (CHWs) and what they do to address chronic conditions and health disparities. This webinar showcases the strategies that CDC uses to engage CHWs in preventing and managing chronic conditions, developing policy, and other efforts.
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Discover the principles and methods for culturally competent communication between health care providers and their patients, with examples from Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander doctor-patient interaction.
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Nutrition education is an important tool for preventing and managing diabetes within Hispanic and Latino communities. Build skills to deliver culturally oriented nutrition interventions and learn about NDEP’s nutrition materials for these populations.
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Health care costs continue to soar, while health and well-being are declining. The speakers help participants recognize the social, economic, and physical factors that contribute to health and learn how employers and communities can work together to control health care spending and improve health using a population health management approach.
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