Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using Health Promotion/Behavior Change to Address Childhood and Adult Obesity and Diabetes

April 18, 2019
8am - 9:30am HT / 11am-12:30pm PT / 1pm-2:30pm CT / 2pm-3:30pm ET

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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.

This is the third webinar in the continuation of our Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series.

After watching this webinar, participants will be able…

  • 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.
  • To identify challenges in addressing nutrition and physical activity in children and adults of special and vulnerable populations, such as those experiencing homelessness and farmworkers.



NCA Collaborating Partners:

  • Farmworker Justice
  • National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
  • National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
  • School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)
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Beverly Quintana
(510) 272-9536 x112

Kristine Cecile Alarcon
(510) 671-5054

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