Your Health w/Joan Lunden and CDC

CDC and CBS Television Stations joined forces in a TV and digital mini-series to provide crucial information about diabetes. Host Joan Lunden and CDC’s Dr. Ann Albright share insights on prediabetes, risk factors, managing diabetes, preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes, and more. 19 videos, Season 1 and 2! Your Health Videos

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Using Dietary Guidelines w/DPP Webinar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation, is hosting a 60-minute webinar on the latest national recommendations included in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, updates to the nutrition content of the PreventT2 curriculum of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and the importance of addressing cultural nuances and health inequities to help

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November Book and Live Author Chat

In her book, “Strengths in the Mirror”  Liana Lianov, Author and President of the Global Positive Health Institute, Inc. offers core lessons and inspirational stories on how to apply positive psychology, be your healthiest self based on medical recommendations, and focus on your personal strengths in order to thrive. Live Discussion with the Author on

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Health & Wellness Coaches in Primary Care

NBC-HWC’s in Primary Care How to configure a relationship with primary healthcare providers to integrate the Diabetes Prevention Program, Health & Wellness Coaching for NBC-HWC’s specifically is a very hot topic as we anxiously await the CPT codes evolution into reimbursable health promotion and prevention.  This recorded webinar was great, thanks to our special guest,

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Let’s Connect on Clubhouse

Since January 2021 Deb, Laurie, Anne and I have been learning and connecting with many of you on Clubhouse.  We’ve created several clubs including one for State of Wellness and one specifically for DPP Lifestyle Coaches.  Now that they have welcomed Android phone users the floodgates have nearly fully opened, although they consider themselves still in

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Fireside LIVE Podcasting Platform

I love cutting edge tools and technologies which is why I was so excited to learn about Fireside a new kid on the block founded by billionaire Mark Cuban. I received my invite to join back in March and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the platform grow.  In a nutshell, it’s a group of a few

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The NDPP Customer Service Center: Take a “Virtual” Tour!

So often as an NDPP Coordinator or Lifestyle Coach, you are looking for an online resource….an  “answer” or official guidance to an important program question. Remember, the State of Wellness Resources and staff are a fantastic place to start! A convenient place to find the tools, information, and resources needed to prepare, sustain, and maintain a

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Digging into NDPP Marketing!

Did you know that the CDC/NDPP has an AWARD WINNING Prediabetes Ad campaign?  Check out the example below–one of many! This particular ad speaks to a very common experience among our participants…”I’m a busy Mom!” (or simply…”I’m too BUSY to track, take care of myself, eat right, choose healthy foods, etc”). But this is not

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State of Wellness Resources! A Treasure of Tools!

Have you visited the State of Wellness Resources Page lately? If not, take a ride through this site! As the NDPP web page reorganizes and updates resources, we are doing the same. So many new tools and/or updated tools to support your work in the NDPP! And we know your dedication and excellence in the NDPP

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Participant Recruitment 101!

One area of interest that has “risen to the top” for many of our NDPP colleagues is participant recruitment. Many wonder, “We have phenomenal coaches along with logistics, schedules, and locations lined up, BUT we need to build our roster(s)!” Remember, we at the State of Wellness recommend a goal of starting with a class

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NDPP Program Coverage Toolkit….Working With Payors!

In order to maintain a sustainable Diabetes Prevention Program, it’s crucial our DPP organizations/program leaders explore partnerships and reimbursement. This can include Employers, Commercial Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare–all of whom can help grow your rosters, thereby expanding the DPP, but also reimbursing the cost of your program, increasing sustainability! But many are curious how to

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Prevent T2 Quick Guide: Tips to Reach and Stay at a Healthy Weight

As participants engage in your DPP and begin their lifestyle change journey, it is not uncommon for some to experience challenges along the way! A great resource you may want to introduce early in your DPP, or if participants begin experiencing slowed/plateaued weight loss, or weight gain, is the “Prevent T2 Quick Guide”. Here, participants

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