Common Ground is an online learning community that provides ongoing support for Lifestyle Coaches who are delivering an evidence-based lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. This community is a place for Lifestyle Coaches to share expertise and get advice from each other and from Master Trainers so they can successfully deliver the lifestyle change program and help their participants prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Who can join Common Ground?
This community is designed for Lifestyle Coaches from organizations that have received pending or full recognition from CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) to deliver an evidence-based lifestyle change program to prevent type 2 diabetes.
If you are a Lifestyle Coach from an organization with pending or full recognition from the CDC, we welcome you to join the community.
If your organization does not have pending or full recognition, you can learn more about the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program on CDC’s website.
Why should I join the community?
Lifestyle Coaches live and work all over the country, but they stand on common ground: Lifestyle Coaches are united by their efforts to bring evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes to their communities across the country.
In this online learning community, Lifestyle Coaches can learn from experts and peers, share their experiences, get updates on the national program, and read stories about delivering the program on the ground.
The Community Manager’s role is to connect you with information, resources, and other Lifestyle Coaches that can help you in your efforts to successfully deliver the lifestyle change program. Mallory Waters and Carissa Beatty from DTTAC at Emory University are your Community Managers. If you have any questions or comments, you can post them on the community board, send a direct message to Carissa or Mallory through the community, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Ground is hosted by the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University. DTTAC developed Common Ground with support from the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation.
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