DPP Lifestyle Coach Network Newsletter

October 2021
Are you interested in providing a supplemental physical activity option for your DPP participants? 
Check out this opportunity to couple DPP with a no-cost, evidence-based, physical activity program, Walk With Ease
  • Walk With Ease (WWE) is ideal for participants who are new to physical activity, haven't been physically active in some time, and/or experience pain while being physically active. 
  • The WWE program equips participants with the tools and techniques they need to successfully build and maintain a walking program. 
  • The WWE program can be offered in 3 formats: 
  • Group (in-person 3x/week, instructor-led), 
  • Self-Directed (online, self-guided), or 
  • Self-Directed Enhanced (in-person and/or online engagements 1-2x/week, instructor-led). 
  • DPP participants can register for the Self-Directed version of the program and track their progress each week through this user-friendly registration portal.
  • DPP Lifestyle Coaches are also invited to become cross-trained as WWE leaders to offer Group or Self-Directed Enhanced programs if interested.
  • Take a peek at this sample flyer for coupling DPP and WWE to learn more about how the two programs fit together. 
Contact Kristie Hicks at Kristie.hicks@dhhs.nc.gov or Nadia Z. Mazza at nmazza@unca.edu (NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville) to learn more or become a WWE leader. 
Lifestyle Coach Network Webinar
Educating and Supporting North Carolina’s Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The DPP Lifestyle Coach Network webinars are coordinated by the NC Division of Public Health to provide diabetes prevention program resources and promote a statewide knowledge exchange platform for diabetes prevention program lifestyle coaches.
Health Literacy Webinar
  • Tuesday, October 5th: Health Literacy: Why Does it Matter?
  • Tuesday, October 12th: Health Literacy Techniques: Teach-Back Method
  • Tuesday, October 19th: Using Plain Language to Improve Health Literacy
All three webinars will be held at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST.
This three-part webinar series discusses how to plainly and accurately communicate health topics. Provided by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, these webinars are targeted to all public health practitioners.
At the conclusion of the series, participants will be able to:
·   define health literacy
·   identify people and/or populations at risk for low health literacy
·   describe the importance of plain language communication
·   plan several strategies to increase effective written communications, including with vulnerable communities
Join for individual webinars, or register for the entire series!
Continuing Education credits for certified public health professionals (CPH-CE, 1 hour) and certified health education specialists (CHES, 1 entry) are available for each webinar. To receive credit, participants must attend from beginning to end and complete an evaluation; no partial credit will be given.

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