Training and Support for Diabetes Prevention Professionals
For this Lifestyle Coach ECHO, Well-Ahead Louisiana has partnered with Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University to serve as the “hub” of specialists.
The scheduled ECHO clinics function like virtual grand rounds, combined with mentoring and patient case presentations. During each session, a spoke sites will present patient cases and participants will discuss and help determine the best way to support the National Diabetes Prevention Program participant. The subject matter experts at DTTAC will serve as mentors and colleagues, sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants, and also present educational presentations during each session.
Sessions are held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST on the second Wednesday of each month. Participants must register! Once you have registered, a Well-Ahead team member will reach out to you with more information.
Note: Multiple lifestyle coaches at the same location will need to register individually.
Registration for the Lifestyle Coach ECHO has closed.
What to Expect
Once registered, here is what you can expect attending a monthly session:
- Introduce hub and spoke teams
- Lifestyle Coach presentation of de-identified National DPP participant case
- The purpose of this case presentation is to identify a lifestyle change program participant that is experiencing a particular barrier interfering with their engagement, retention, or progress toward program goals, etc. As a presenter, you will be asked to provide background information on this participant and to highlight your primary concern with this participant in order to receive recommendations from your peers to help you improve as a lifestyle coach while supporting your participant through the program.
- Ask clarifying questions to case presenter
- Provide recommendations on how to best support National DPP participant
- Advanced Lifestyle Coach training presented by DTTAC
- Allotted time for Questions
- Announcements and Wrap Up
To download the Lifestyle Coach ECHO Participant Guide click here.
Lifestyle Coach ECHO Schedule
|March 2022||New! Prevent T2 Refresh||Program Implementation|
|April 2022||New! All Foods Can Fit|
Understanding the Nutrition Approach of DPP
|May 2022||Distance Delivery||Program Implementation|
|June 2022||Raising Referrals, Lowering Risk||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion|
|July 2022||New! Habit Formation||The Science of Change of Health and Wellness|
|August 2022||Addressing Participant Barrier/Cultural Humility||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion|
|September 2022||Retention||Program Implementation|
|October 2022||Understanding Readiness||Program Implementation|
|November 2022||Trouble with Tracking||Trouble with Tracking|
Health and Wellness
|December 2022||New! Flexibility within Fidelity||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion|
Meet the Hub Team
Taunya Williams, MHA
Taunya Williams, MHA is the Healthcare Innovation Manager at Well-Ahead Louisiana. In this role, she serves as the lead for the Telehealth and Project ECHO initiatives within the Bureau and a TexLa Telehealth Resource Center liaison for Louisiana. Taunya has worked in healthcare for over seven years, serving in a variety of roles including clinical administration, revenue recovery, and hospital services coordination. Taunya holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.
Rachel Marquez, MPH
Rachel Marquez is the Program Manager for Priority Populations and Health Equity at Emory Centers. Additionally, Rachel works for one of North Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive health networks working to diminish the burden of social determinants on equitable health outcomes. Rachel is passionate about work that connects and empowers individuals. Her experience includes connecting clinical services and community assets so that everyone has equitable access to health information, clinical services, behavioral supports and living conditions to optimize their opportunities for long and healthy lives.
Sarah Piper, MPH, CDCES
Sarah Piper is an Associate Director of Programs at the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance where she directs the activities of DTTAC. Sarah develops and facilitates DTTAC’s in person and virtual trainings and manages a cadre of DTTAC’s national Master trainers. As DTTAC’s leading subject matter expert on the National DPP, Sarah provides strategic guidance to DTTAC and aids states, organizations and Lifestyle Coaches around the country. Sarah enjoys working with teams and loves creating engaging and fun learning experiences. Sarah also serves as a lifestyle coach for Emory University’s delivery of the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program.
Reyna Sparks, MPH, CHES
Reyna Sparks is a Communication Coordinator for the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center at Emory Centers for Public Health Training and Technical Assistance. In her role, Reyna supports marketing and health communication efforts, manages client relationships and deliverables, and provides strategic guidance for the clients of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Reyna has prior experience in mixed-methods research and sexual and reproductive health education. Reyna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Education, a Master’s degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.