DPP Lifestyle Coach Network Newsletter

June 2021
Diabetes Advisory Council Awards and Scholarships
Each year the Diabetes Advisory Council (DAC) accepts nominations and scholarship applications to recognize those who have demonstrated exemplary work in diabetes prevention and management including employers, caregivers, faith communities, health care providers, and pharmacists. Those nominated must have encouraged others to eat healthy, be physically active, live tobacco free, get adequate sleep, participate in a diabetes program, or adhere to a personalized diabetes treatment plan as outlined in North Carolina’s Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management 2020.

Nominators and scholarship applicants are required to submit a cover letter and two letters of reference along with the nomination form.
Nominations are open from June 1 – July 31 each year.

Award recipients are selected in September, invited to the Fall DAC Meeting on October 29, 2021 and recognized during the awards ceremony.
2021 CDC DPRP Standards Update
All CDC-Recognized DPPs: Please review the changes to the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Standards and Operating Procedures (DPRP Standards). Updated program standards have been approved and went into effect on May 1, 2021. This notice includes three attachments: the 2021 DPRP Standards and Operating Procedures, DPRP Spreadsheet Template 2021, and the 2021 Data Conversion Guide. Please refer to the full email sent by the National DPP Team in its entirety and review the attachments thoroughly to ensure that you understand the changes. This is an excerpt from the email announcement.
If your organization was recognized prior to May 1, 2021, you are not expected to comply with the new Standards immediately. To ensure an orderly transition from the 2018 DPRP Standards to the revised 2021 DPRP Standards, CDC will allow you the option of submitting in the 2018 format or submitting the new 2021 format, up to November 30, 2021. Thereafter, you will be required to transition to the 2021 DPRP Standards and submit the 2021 data elements.
If you have any questions about the new Standards or processes, please submit a request to the National DPP Customer Service Center by logging in and selecting “Contact Us/Contact Support”. Please be sure to include your organization name and organization code in the subject line of your email. You will be asked to register with our Customer Service Center to submit and track your technical assistance requests and contribute to peer discussions.
CDC National DPP FAQ
The CDC has developed this frequently asked questions list on the Customer Service Center for CDC-Recognized DPPs to use for guidance. This page compiles answers and resources for some common questions about DPP delivery. Be sure to review this and save it for quick access when questions arise.
Update your program's contact information, upcoming class dates and times, class modality (e.g., in person, combination), Spanish class availability, and other information.
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