DPP Lifestyle Coach Network Newsletter

October 2022

Newsletter Highlights

Free DPP Participant Materials Available

DPP Statewide Network Meeting

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 1:00-2:00 PM

CDC’s New Campaign Launch

Imagine You Preventing Type 2

Update Program Information to Receive DPP Referrals

Keep DiabetesFreeNC and the DPP Navigator up to date with you current DPP information

Save the Date: DPP Statewide Quarterly Network Meeting

If you are interested in receiving any of these materials from our team, please email Kristie.hicks@dhhs.nc.gov with the following information in the body of the email:

  • Name of Program Coordinator or Lifestyle Coach
  • Mailing Address of the DPP
  • Items and Numbers Requested (please do not request more than allowed amounts, indicated below)

Available Items:

  • Food Model Kits (1 per DPP)
  • Mexican American Food Model Kits (1 per DPP)
  • Vegetarian American Food Model Kits (1 per DPP)
  • Non-Latex Stretch Bands (up to 20 per DPP)
  • Calorie King Books (up to 20 per DPP)
  • Plan Your Portion Placemats - 8.5' x 11', One pack of 100 tear-off sheets (up to 2 packs per DPP)
  • Grocery Shopping Made Easy Guidebook - 18 pages in English; Flips over for 18 pages in Spanish (up to 10 per DPP)
  • Portion Plates (up to 20 per DPP)
  • Cooking with EFNEP Cookbook in Spanish (up to 10 per DPP)

Save the Date: DPP Statewide Quarterly Network Meeting

Join DPP Coordinator, Kristie Hicks on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM via Microsoft Teams for the DPP statewide network meeting for all program coordinators and lifestyle coaches at NC CDC-recognized organizations. The goal of these meetings is to receive technical assistance, learn about new DPP resources and engage in peer learning.

You may email Kristie.hicks@dhhs.nc.gov if you would like the calendar invitation sent to you. 

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 251 226 506 16

Passcode: yk7vmp

CDC’s New Campaign Launch - Imagine You Preventing Type 2 

Exciting news - CDC’s Imagine You Preventing Type 2 campaign has launched! This video series aims to reach a large segment of the 96 million US adults living with prediabetes.


To help people make that vital connection, Imagine You Preventing Type 2 takes viewers inside the real-life experiences of three participants in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Through unscripted storytelling, participants share their progress, including overcoming plateaus, handling obstacles, and celebrating successes, all with the support of their certified Lifestyle Coach.


From now until the end of the year, videos will be broadcast across ABC television stations as well as Disney’s streaming platforms, including Hulu and ESPN. The entire series can be viewed here,  where viewers can also find links to the National DPP and learn how to enroll in the lifestyle change program.

Update Program Information to Receive DPP Referrals
Keep us Informed!
Use DiabetesFreeNC’s online program update form regularly to update your program's contact information, upcoming class dates and times, class modality (e.g., in person, combination), Spanish class availability, and other information. The DPP Navigator team will use this information when communicating with referred individuals about DPPs available to enroll participants.
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