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Training and Capacity Building

The Training and Capacity Building Department offers in-person and virtual trainings, technical assistance, curriculum development, referral pathways, and other services that strengthen organizations’ and communities’ ability to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

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Diabetes Management

This initiative is for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Attendees learn how to decrease their risk of developing diabetes through healthy eating, getting more physical activity, managing stress, and creating healthy lifestyles.

About the Prevent T2 Program
The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It is a proven program that has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients.
Research examining the effects of a structured lifestyle change program like PreventT2 showed that weight loss of 5% to 7% of body weight achieved by reducing calories and increasing physical activity reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for the disease.

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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services provide information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions. DSMES is tailored to individual needs, goals, and life experiences and is guided by evidence-based standards. Participants learn how to eat healthy, be physically active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem-solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, cope with the emotional side of diabetes, and improve health and quality of life.

Do you want to:

  • Improve your blood sugar and A1c levels?
  • Keep your blood pressure on target?
  • Better manage your cholesterol numbers?
  • Save money on diabetes supplies?

Then Diabetes Education can help! Find a program in your area.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

CDSMP is for adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and other ongoing health problems. The program may be particularly beneficial for people who have more than one health condition, whose health problems have begun to interfere with their valued life activities, or who have had difficulty following health recommendations.

Topics:

  • Techniques to deal with issues of frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision-making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Leaders:

  • 2 trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic disease themselves
  • Must be trained by certified Master Trainers or must be Master Trainers themselves

Format

  • Small group workshop
  • 2 1/2 hours per session
  • 1 session per week for 6 weeks

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP)

The program participants have opportunities to learn about, explore and discuss topics such as: what pain is and how to manage it, how to use their mind, positive thinking, problem-solving, dealing with difficult emotions, physical activities, fatigue, improving communication skills with family members and healthcare professionals, medication, decision-making, and relaxation techniques, among others. Participants are provided with the strategies, skills and tools they need to become self-managers of their chronic conditions, making behavior changes that lead to reducing the ER visits or hospital staying, thus improving their quality of life.

Topics

  • Techniques to deal with issues of frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Leaders

  • 2 trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic pain themselves.
  • Must be trained by certified Master Trainers or must be Master Trainers themselves.

Format

  • Small group workshop
  • 2 1/2 hours per session
  • 1 session per week for 6 weeks

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives.