Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the United States. Multi-tiered efforts to prevent, treat and manage diabetes are critical in reducing the burden of diabetes, particularly for medically underserved racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition to higher prevalence, ethnic and racial minority patients with diabetes have higher mortality and higher rates of diabetic complications.
To combat and continue the national conversation around diabetes, 13 National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) organizations have partnered to create a four-part national learning webinar series to engage health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) to increase foundation knowledge of effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among special and vulnerable Health Center Program patients.
Webinar #3 Thursday, April 18, 2019 11 am-12:30 pm PT / 1pm-2:30pm CT / 2pm-3:30pm ET
– To explore evidence-based programs and strategies–such as motivational interviewing, harm reduction, stages of change–that incorporate health promotion and behavior change, to address preventing diabetes in adults.
– To explore evidence-based programs and strategies that incorporate health promotion and behavior change, for families with children at-risk for diabetes.
– To discuss promising practices that promote healthy habits. Identify challenges in addressing nutrition and physical activity in children and adults of special and vulnerable populations, such as those experiencing homelessness and farmworkers.
Intended Audience: Health center staff from clinical & non-clinical perspectives and from all levels of leadership; Primary Care Associations; and Health Center Controlled Networks.
NCA Partners: – AAPCHO – Farmworker Justice – National Center for Farmworker Health – National Health Care for the Homeless Council – School-Based Health Alliance
For general information, visit diabetes.aapcho.org.