Welcome to Common Ground


A Learning Community for Lifestyle Coaches

Common Ground is an online learning community for Lifestyle Coaches who are delivering an evidence-based lifestyle change program as part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program



Wach This Video

This video from CDC will introduce you to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Learn more about the National DPP, Common Ground, and Lifestyle Coach Training under the ABOUT section of this site.

About the Community

The Common Ground Community is a space for Lifestyle Coaches to learn, connect, and work together with other Lifestyle Coaches who are delivering lifestyle change programs that are proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.  The Common Ground Community provides Lifestyle Coaches with helpful resources, tips for delivering the program, and opportunities to ask questions of other Lifestyle Coaches around the country.

Who Can Join the Community

The Common Ground Community is designed specifically for Lifestyle Coaches who are delivering an evidence-based lifestyle change program recognized by the CDC as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

If you are a Lifestyle Coach with an organization that has received pending recognition from CDC, we welcome you to JOIN the community! 

If you are already a Common Ground Community member, SIGN IN now!

Want to Know More?

Click here to learn more about Common Ground and the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Training Updates
Join Common Ground

Common Ground is a place for Lifestyle Coaches to ask questions, exchange ideas, and access resources for the National DPP. Join Now if you are a Lifestyle Coach, or Sign In if you are already a member!

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I believe that emphasizing the team effort between Lifestyle Coaches and NDPP participants will be the foundation for the success of the NDPP and the prevention of type 2 diabetes. 

-Willie, Lifestyle Coach from California


On the ground

On the Ground

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  • Spanish Curriculum Now Available

    The lifestyle change program curriculum is now available in Spanish on the CDC's website!

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    New Feature! Direct Member Messaging

    Now you can send messages directly to members through the Common Ground community!

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    Physical Activity During Cold Weather Months

    Many participants in the lifestyle change program face the challenge of how to maintain their physical activity goal during the winter months. What should you say to a participant who is facing this challenge?

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  • Using Lifestyle Coach's Logs

    Tips for how to fill out the Lifestyle Coach's Logs for core and post-core.

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