Project Description

The Right Reverend W. Darin Moore

Workshop B4: Faith Communities Take On Pre-diabetes: Lessons Learned from National Organizations

Magon M. Saunders, DHSc, MS, RDN, LD
Diabetes Educator, Author, Health Coach, Registered
and Licensed Dietitian, Program Development Consultant
Implementation Branch of the Division of Diabetes Translation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Susan Van Aacken, MSPP
Public Health Advisor

Since about 84 million Americans, or one in three, have pre-diabetes, the CDC established the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), a partnership of organizations working together to build an infrastructure for nationwide delivery of an evidence-based lifestyle change program (LCP) for adults with prediabetes. The yearlong LCP is led by a trained lifestyle coach and focuses on realistic behavior change through healthy eating, increased physical activity, stress management and peer support, with a goal of achieving a 5-7% weight loss. This presentation will discuss the burden of pre-diabetes, the National DPP, best and practices for faith communities in scaling and sustaining the National DPP, and what your organization can do to stem the tide of prediabetes.