Two Days of Innovative Training

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One key feature of the National DPP is the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity. CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs must have Lifestyle Coaches who are trained to use a CDC-approved curriculum and who have the knowledge and skills to effectively deliver the program. The Lifestyle Coach’s ability to support participants, provide guidance, and help groups work together effectively is essential for a successful lifestyle change program.

The Lifestyle Coach Training Program a two-day intensive program using the Prevent T2 curriculum. This innovative training combines both independent and group-based learning principles.

Through the curriculum outlined below, individuals will become trained lifestyle coaches, ready to lead groups of participants and help them gain the skills needed to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

Training Outline

Day One


  • Overview and Introductions
  • The Burden of Diabetes and the Need for Prevention
  • What is the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the History of DPP
  • DPP Eligibility, Requirement and Referrals
  • Coaching Techniques
  • DPP Curriculum
  • Partner and Presentation Assignments
  • Recap and Closing

Day Two


  • Facilitation Practice and Evaluation
  • Partner Evaluations
  • DPP Infrastructure
  • Step-by-Step to Becoming a CDC Recognized Program
  • Review of Timelines
  • Data Reporting
  • Networking
  • Questions


Telligen Health & Well-Being is excited to offer Advanced Skills Training to participants who have already completed the NDPP Lifestyle Training course. This supplemental education helps Lifestyle Coaches further develop skills to help them successfully lead the lifestyle change program.

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