May 11, 2022


NACDD's Engaging Small Businesses via Evidence-Based Health Promotion: Story of Connect to Wellness May 12

Connect to Wellness is a free, evidence-based workplace wellness intervention developed to increase adoption of health promotion practices in small and mid-sized workplaces via their health department. Adapted from the CDC Community Guide to Preventive Resources, these practices include healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation, cancer screening, stress reduction, and vaccination education. You will hear from health department staff who, currently and in the past, received training and support to deliver Connect to Wellness and successfully built bridges with small and mid-sized worksites in their communities and assisted them in implementing these worksite wellness practices.

The Connect to Wellness team, Dr. Peggy Hannon, Kristen Hammerback, and Michelle Strait, will discuss the development and effectiveness of Connect to Wellness, and will show how this program helps health department staff to develop workplace health promotion skills and partnerships with local businesses.

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CDC's Adjusting Program Delivery During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Webinar May 23

As our National DPP team continues to provide resources to lifestyle change programs to enhance the delivery of the National DPP, we are happy to announce that on May 23rd from 12:30 – 1:45 PM EST, we will host a webinar highlighting how CDC-recognized organizations adapted to the COVID-19 public health emergency and adjusted program delivery to enroll and retain participants in the National DPP lifestyle change program.  

The “Adjusting Program Delivery During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” webinar will introduce the CDC’s key effort to scale the National DPP among populations of focus in areas that are underserved, discuss the partners in that effort, and provide an overview of the evaluation framework for the project. In collaboration with key partners, we will present a case study conducted in 2021, Adjusting Program Delivery During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to Enroll and Retain Populations of Focus in the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program, which explored approaches from organizations that switched to virtual program delivery during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This shift presented unique challenges and opportunities to find creative ways to deliver the program while meeting participants’ unique needs.

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CDC's Engaging and Retaining Men in the National DPP Webinar May 26

Register today! Our next Strategy 3 webinar training is here. We will highlight more successful marketing strategies for priority populations in our Marketing to Diverse Audience Series: Engaging and Retaining Men in the National Diabetes Prevention Program – a Case Study. On Thursday, May 26 at 3:00 pm ET, this webinar will focus on engaging the male workforce and best practices to increase outreach, engage, enroll, and retain them into the National Diabetes Preventive Program (National DPP) Life Change Program (LCP). 

From this webinar, you will learn: 

  • How to develop enrollment strategies based on formative research.
  • Strategies used to recruit, retain, and sustain the male mobile workforce (aka professional truck drivers) in the National DPP LCP.
  • How to use audience tailoring to impact retention including Podcasts and Case Management.

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CDC/AMA/AD Council

New PSA available from Do I Have Prediabetes? National Prediabetes Awareness Campaign

In partnership with the American Medical Association and the Ad Council, CDC recently released a new public service announcement (PSA) as part of the Do I Have Prediabetes? National Prediabetes Awareness Campaign. The Change The Outcome PSA takes a serious look at the harmful effects of leaving prediabetes unchecked while emphasizing prediabetes can be reversed. Share the video and encourage people to visit the Do I Have Prediabetes? site and take the Prediabetes Risk Test. Visit the Campaign Toolkit to distribute the campaign further through your communities.


VUMC Reporter: Diabetes Prevention Program Run By Students Shows Success

Seventy-five percent of participants in a diabetes prevention program (DPP) run by medical students lost at least 5% of their body weight, and many participants also reported less pain and an overall improved quality of life.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) students recently published an evaluation of their inaugural DPP in the Journal of Student-Run Clinics. Because of the positive outcomes, plans are to continue the program and expand it beyond the walls of the Shade Tree Clinic, the VUSM student-run health clinic in Nashville that serves uninsured and underinsured individuals learn more

CDC' Enroll. Retain. Sustain - May 2022

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CDC's Marketing to Diverse Audiences Cross-Recipient Webinar Training

The Health Marketing Support Team would like to thank our presenters, Karen Lau, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES (Joslin Diabetes Center) and Quynh Vuong Tu, RDN (CDCES Diabetes Care Partners) as well as everyone who attended, Engaging Asian Americans with Effective Messaging and Communications Strategies webinar. We hope that both attendees and those who listen to the recording take something away with them—whether it’s learning how Asian Americans are a remarkably diverse community, the importance of tailoring the program to their language and culture or new insights to engage, enroll, and retain Asian American populations in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP).

A PDF of the slide deck and recording of the webinar are available on the 1705 Share Point site for your convenience. 
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Congratulations to HPC and partners for the launch of their new Make a Choice to Live a Healthier Life Project! Visit their website for more information. 
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