More than 1/3 adults have prediabetes—9 out of 10 don't even know it!
But you can help them and expand your career opportunities!
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach Training
SparkDPP is a full-service, turnkey solution that combines:
Job and Revenue
Benefits for fitness professionals:
There are no prerequisites to enroll. This program was created for all health
Join the largest national effort to mobilize and bring effective lifestyle-change programs to communities across the country!
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Partners make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in evidence-based lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. Click to view the infographic:
The National DDP Program = Amazing Results
Source: Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, New England Journal of Medicine, 346, 393–403.
Become a DDP Provider and help stop the rise of diabetes.
What it Means to be a Lifestyle Coach:
Preparing for program success.
Part one of a two-part video series, “What It Means to Be a Lifestyle Coach,” this video equips Lifestyle Coaches with the knowledge and understanding needed to effectively deliver the National DPP Lifestyle Change program and follow the CDC DPRP Standards and Operating Procedures. Inspiring examples and practical information are delivered by an experienced CDC staff member and Lifestyle Coach.
National DPP Delivery:
Your Role as a Lifestyle Coach
Training is provided on the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) Program curriculum, a comprehensive lifestyle behavior change program adapted directly from the successful lifestyle intervention used in the National Institutes of Health funded Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is an approved curriculum for application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program.
SparkDPP, offered by SparkProTraining, is one of only 11 CDC recognized DPP coach training programs in the U.S.
SparkPro Training’s team of experts are pioneers in DPP. As the founders of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center at the University of Pittsburgh, they have more than a decade of community DPP implementation and evaluation as well as publications to support their work. SparkPro experience includes:
To prevent or delay diabetes and improve cardiovascular health by providing education, training and program support services to healthcare providers in the delivery of the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention.
Kaye Kramer, DrPh, MPH, RN, is the Chief Science Officer of Spark360, and adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Elizabeth M. Venditti, PhD, is Director, Diabetes Prevention Support Center, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Epidemiology, director, DPP Lifestyle Resource Core Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Andrea M. Kriska, PhD, is a Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Physical Activity Director, Lifestyle Resource Core Diabetes Prevention Program, Outcomes Study Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh.
Linda N. Semler, MS, RD, LDN, is a Senior Research Manager for various research studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Department of Health and Physical Activity, Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center.
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