DTTAC Trains New Master Trainers for the National DPP
In March 2014, The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University trained a group of highly-qualified individuals to serve as Master Trainers, who can provide Lifestyle Coach Training for the National Diabetes Prevention Program within their organizations and networks. This inaugural group of Master Trainers are DTTAC-trained Lifestyle Coaches who have extensive experience delivering the National DPP lifestyle change program. They have proven success in engaging participants in the lifestyle change program and are on the cutting edge of scaling and diffusing the National DPP in their various states.
As Master Trainers, they will be able to ensure growth and sustainability for the lifestyle change program within their organizations, which include university extension programs, hospitals and large health care systems, local health departments, city government and private foundations. In addition to participating an in-person training with DTTAC Master Trainers, they will continue to engage in a rigorous quality-assurance process to maintain Master Trainer status.
Doreen Adams, RN, BSN, CDE, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Maine
Laura Anderson, MS, RD, Michigan State University Extension
Laurie Gustafson, MA, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
Amy Holtgren, RD, CDE, District Health Department #10, Manistee, Michigan
Laura Holweger, CHES, Maine General Medical Center, Waterville, Maine
Norbert Knack, BSN, RN, CDE, Essentia Institute of Rural Health, Duluth, Minnesota
Sue Perry, PhD, CDE, LPCC, Wellness Coordinator, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sara VanOffelen, MPH, RDN, University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Family Development
Leigh Vogelsong, MS, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
Pat Watson, MS, RD, LD, CDE, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Maine
The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University trains Lifestyle Coaches, and Master Trainers who train Lifestyle Coaches, to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program around the country. To date, we have trained over 1000 Lifestyle Coaches representing more than 450 organizations, including employers, health care systems, and community-based organizations.