Lifestyle Coach ECHO

Improving Diabetes Prevention Services

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 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 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 providers at the same location will need to register individually.

Registration for the Lifestyle Coach ECHO is now closed.

What to Expect

Once registered, here is what you can expect attending a biweekly session:

  • Introduce hub and spoke teams
  • Lifestyle Coach presentation of de-identified NDPP participant case
  • Ask clarifying questions to case presenter
  • Provide recommendations on how to best support NDPP 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.

Submit a case presentation form!

Lifestyle Coach ECHO Schedule

DateTopicProgram Competency
September 22, 2021Tracking (Postponed from September 8 due to Hurricane Ida)Program Implementation
October 13, 2021Dollar Store and DPPDiversity and Inclusion
November 10, 2021Calories, Fats and CarbsHealth and Wellness
December 8, 2021Referrals and SustainabilityProgram Implementation

Meet the Hub Team

Rebecca Guidroz, is responsible for supporting the development of new National Diabetes Prevention Programs (National DPP) in our state, as well as offering assistance to existing programs at Well-Ahead Louisiana. Rebecca also leads our LA Diabetes Education Network Prevents (LaDEN Prevents), which engages National DPP coordinators and lifestyle coaches to offer professional development and technical assistance. She is a trained lifestyle coach and certified Work@Health trainer Wellness Culture Coach.

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 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.

Christiana Reene Remington is a Communications and Evaluation Coordinator and has been with Emory Centers since 2019. In her role, she supports marketing, outreach, and engagement efforts in the diabetes prevention space as part of the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center team. She also helps coordinate evaluation projects across Emory Centers. Christiana is certified as a Registered Dietitian, with prior experience supporting USDA child nutrition programs in multiple states, conducting epidemiological nutrition research at the CDC, and helping to launch a global non-communicable disease project at CARE, USA. 

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