Appalachian Diabetes Translation and Control Program December 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Technical Assistance Resource Center
Shelia Plogger
Phone: 304-545-0424
splogger@marshall.edu
Nell Stuart
Phone: 740-861-3750
slover@marshall.edu
Regina Knox
Phone:409-877-2105
knoxr@marshall.edu
Virtual Office Hours are Coming Soon!
Grundy County, Tennessee
Grundy County is located in south central Tennessee. According to the 2010 US Census the population is 13,703. The county seat is Altamont. Grun dy County has a rich history and is the home of South Cumberland State Park  which offers extensive hiking, camping, and rock climbing.

Program Highlight
The purpose of the National Spring Lunch Walk Challenge is to increase physical activity throughout the nation. Walking is a proven method to help reduce weight, lower blood pressure, and prevent major diseases such as diabetes. The National Spring Lunch Walk Challenge was a great success in Grundy county!

Participant Testimonial: “I wanted to thank you first and foremost for helping me. Before the National Lunch Walk Challenge, I could barely walk. I have had a total knee replacement in one knee (didn't help) and the other knee is bone on bone. I refused to have the other knee done. In the process I became pretty much useless. I couldn't even walk to my mailbox. I now do an average of 5-7 miles a day. It may not be all at once but still so much more than I could do before participating in the lunch walk challenge. I have lost between 20-25 lbs. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your group.” - Carol Givens
Target BP:Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Programs
Strong scientific evidence shows that self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP), also known as home blood pressure monitoring, plus clinical support helps people with hypertension lower their blood pressure. The e ducational video developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) was created to help train care teams and patients on how to properly self-measure blood pressure.
Yancey Empowering Youth and Families Program for Middle School Youth
Spring 2020 sessions will start Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30 pm at the Yancey Extension office. The program is for middle-school aged youth and their caregivers
Diabetes and Me in the New Year
Learn how to set small, realistic goals you’ll be able to achieve to get yourself on track in the new year. The American Diabetes Association will host a webinar with guest ambassador, Brandon, who will talk about what gets him motivated to stick with a diabetes management plan to stay controlled and prevent complications.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Regional and National Conferences
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Workshop
POWER is a Congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production. Join ARC staff and other experts to learn how to develop a strong appli cation for POWER 2020. Applications are now available. All workshops will run from 9 am – 3 pm and are free to attend. Pre-registration required. Lunch provided.

43rd Annual National Rural Health Conference
NRHA's  Annual Rural Health Conference  and  Rural Hospital Innovation Summit  are the nation's premier events celebrating rural health. They are curated for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members, and more.
May 19-22, 2020, San Diego, Calif.


American Diabetes Association Meeting
80th Scientific Sessions
The Scientific Sessions offers researchers and health care professionals an amazing opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care.  Each year only the best, new basic and clinical science related to diabetes and its complications is presented at the Scientific Sessions. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, January 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET.  View abstract submission guidelines and submit your research today!
June 12 - 16, 2020, Chicago, Illinois
Funding Opportunities
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative 2020 grant cycle
ARC issued a  Request for Proposals (RFP ) for the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative 2020 grant cycle.  POWER is a Congressionally funded initiative that makes federal resources 
available to communities and regions affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production.
Community Foundations List by State
At this year's Celebrating Success Conference we provided state specific lists on Community Foundations that may be possible funding resources for your coalition activities. Click on the buttons below to download the list for your state.
Rural Health Resources
 Interactive Reporting Tool to Assist Appalachian Communities in Exploring Community Data

Are you looking for health statistics for your community, county, or state? Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots is an interactive report that includes county-level data on 41 variables, including several measures relevant to diabetes and its risk factors. Users can easily create reports or maps to examine conditions in any county, or compare multiple counties. Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots is an innovative research initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and administered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky .
 National Diabetes Prevention Program Customer Service Center
The purpose of the National Diabetes Prevention Program Customer Service Center is to provide organizations easy access to information and resources about prediabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Organizations can access training materials, tool kits, and videos; ask questions; and receive technical assistance related to all aspects of the program.
If you're looking for information, opportunities, and resources on rural health, try the Rural Health Information HUB. Formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. They are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.

Appalachian Diabetes Network
For the past two decades, the Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project (ADCTP) has worked with over 92 distressed rural counties throughout the Appalachian region to reduce the diabetes epidemic. This project helps community coalitions organize around the problem of diabetes, including planning, implementing and evaluating their specific projects. Diabetes coalitions receive ongoing training and technical assistance to implement evidenced-based programs that increase physical activity options, improve access to nutrition education programs, reduce food insecurities, and increase access to diabetes self-management education programs and diabetes prevention programs. Coalitions learn how to identify barriers that exist in their communities and develop realistic strategies that will meet the unique needs of their communities.

This project is a federal, state, and community partnership involving the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and a team at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall University that provides direct technical assistance and training for the coalitions.