Prevention and Management of Diabetes: Current Community-Based Strategies
This course is also available as 5-module program on Diabetes within the Program Catalog
Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention Program, Community-Based Agencies, Social Determinants of Health
This series will include five online modules which provide learners a comprehensive, awareness-level understanding of diabetes, to enable them to effectively support, advise, and monitor programs, and services provided through community-based agencies, including Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). This series includes five training modules with each has their own set of pre and posttest questions.
- Module 1 – Diabetes: The Basic Questions and Answers
- Module 2 – A Closer Look at Diabetes
- Module 3 – Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes
- Module 4 – Prediabetes: The Crisis We can Prevent
- Module 5 – Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes
Learners will have flexibility to take the modules in whatever sequence they want, but the above sequence is recommended. Throughout the modules, learners will be introduced with fictional characters that may or may not have diabetes.
Type of Training
The intended audience for this course is anyone who would like to increase their knowledge of diabetes and diabetes prevention and control.
Length of Training
30 to 45 minutes for each module
At the end of each module, learners will be able to:
- Describe the social determinants of health that impact diabetes
- Explain the factors that impact disease management and social determinants of health
- Describe why lack of access to healthy options can influence healthy decision making
- Discuss policy interventions which address social determinants contributing to diabetes
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Domain: Public Health Science Skills – Tier 1
6A6: Describes evidence used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services
6A8: Contributes to the public health evidence base (e.g., participating in Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks, community-based participatory research, and academic health departments; authoring articles; making data available to researchers)
Domain: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills – Tier 1
8A3: Describes the ways public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually to impact the health of a community
8A4: Contributes to development of a vision for a healthy community (e.g., emphasis on prevention, health equity for all, excellence and innovation)
Pre-requisites (Learning level)
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion for each module will be awarded on successful completion of this module which is getting a score of 70% or higher on the posttest.
In order to successfully view the module in this series, please note the following requirements.
- Any modern, updated browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
- Mac computer/laptop: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
- Apple iOS: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later
- Android OS: Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
- Screen Reader: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later
- Speaker or headphone – the modules have audio
The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA), Region 7 Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC); and the University of Iowa College of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice (UICPH-IPHP).
Course Design & Development
Deputy Director, Strategic Partnerships Division, Office of Quality Improvement Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration: Julia Sheen-Aaron, MPH
Subject Matter Experts: Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC
MPHTC Coordinator: Laurie Walkner, MA
Instructional Designers and Storyline Developers: Dena Fife, MA and Nor Hashidah Abd Hamid, PhD
Item Writer: Roger Hileman, MA
Narrators: Melissa Richlen and Brett Borden
Audio/Video Productions: Melissa Richlen, BA
LMS Coordinator: Tim Beachy, BA
Communication Specialist: Hannah Morrison Shultz, MA