Products & Tools
DTTAC works with its partners to develop products and tools designed to meet the needs of the diabetes prevention and control workforce.
The following is our series of free, online courses, led by expert instructors, which provide practical guidance and tools for public health professionals.
The Planning Fundamentals self-directed, online course provides a comprehensive overview of the process for developing and implementing a state health plan for chronic disease prevention and control - including:
- Describing public health problems using data;
- Selecting evidence-based interventions to address these problems;
- Planning the implementation and evaluation of selected interventions; and
- Documenting this work in a publicly-available and accessible state plan.
The course is designed for state department of health staff and their partners who are working collaboratively to develop chronic disease state plans. Planning Fundamentals contains eight sequenced modules that follow the step-by-step process of creating a state plan with partners. You can complete the modules in a group or individually, at your own pace, from any location – and the video vignettes featuring state department of health staff and the downloadable resources will help you apply what you learn.
Click here to view the course in its entirety or one module at a time.
External Partnerships: Employers and Public Health Working Together Toward Improving Worksite and Community Health
Public health professionals are increasingly exploring new opportunities to partner with non-traditional partners, including the business community, to help support evidence-based policies, practices and programs.
The successful Institute 2011 course, External Partnerships, is now available online. Led by expert instructors in the field, the course explores the value exchange between non-traditional partners and public health programs. Using the business community as a prime example of non-traditional partnerships, participants will learn how to communicate with employers and understand each other’s language, as well as explore how to use non-traditional external partners as effective policy change agents.
- the value in creating public-private partnerships;
- comprehensive models and approaches to worksite health promotion; and
- the role of non-traditional external partnerships in application of evidence-based policies, practices and programs.
Complete with easy-to-navigate modules, video and useful resources, this course provides practical guidance and tools that can be translated into your work. While the course uses diabetes-specific examples, the content is applicable to all state-level public health professionals. Click here to view the course in its entirety or one module at a time.
The Planned Care Model describes an effective system of care for people with chronic conditions within the primary care environment that has guided clinical quality initiatives in the United States and around the world.
The successful Institute 2011 course, Health Systems, is now available online. Led by instructors Cindy Hupke, RN, BS, MBA, and Connie L. Davis, MN, RN, ARNP, the course focuses on recent refinements to the Planned Care Model to better meet the needs of the patients and families, including the patient centered medical home approach. This approach expands the Planned Care Model to address the priority issues of access, patient and family centeredness, community involvement, and meaningful use of the clinical information system.
- the benefits and uses of the Planned Care Model;
- successful examples of the model’s use to inform program strategies; and
- approaches for assessing impact / outcomes of the Planned Care Model.
Complete with easy-to-navigate modules, video and useful resources, this course provides practical guidance and tools that can be translated into your work. Click here to view the course in its entirety or one module at a time.
Community Health Workers
Community Health Workers (CHWs) play an important role in the prevention and control of chronic diseases including diabetes in a variety of populations, especially those that have disparities in health.
The successful Institute 2011 course, Community Health Workers, is now available online. Led by instructors from CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the course focuses on CHWs as an effective model to increase access to disparate populations. Topics include:
- Recommendations for building capacity for a sustainable CHW workforce for community-based efforts to prevent and manage chronic diseases;
- Strategies for systems changes to facilitate the inclusion of CHWs as sustainable members of health care teams; and
- Resources that can assist state health departments in successfully engaging CHWs.
With practical guidance and tools, you will learn about successful models and practice-based strategies, and how they can be translated into your work. Click here to view the course in its entirety or one module at a time.
Making Health Communication Strategies Work for Your Program
What do you think of when you hear “health communication”? Media campaigns? Working with the news media? Brochures? Health communication is much more. Done well, health communication is both a creative and a scientific process that motivates individuals, influences health care systems, and impacts policy and environmental change.
The successful Institute 2011 course, Making Health Communication Strategies Work for Your Program, is now available online. Led by staff from the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, the course provides a framework for planning and evaluating health communication activities that is grounded in the day-to-day realities of diabetes prevention and control work. Topics include:
- Identifying opportunities to integrate health communication into chronic disease activities
- Using health communication strategies to influence individual, health systems, policy, and environmental change
- Making health communication programs work with limited resources
Complete with downloadable tools and checklists, this course provides the skills, knowledge and resources needed to implement effective health communication strategies. Click here to view the course in its entirety or one module at a time.
The following course is designed specifically for State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs:
DPCP 101: A Foundational Course for Program Managers
The successful Institute 2010 course, Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs 101, is now available online. Led by staff from the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, the course provides an introduction to the work of state Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs). The course includes an overview of the CDC's National Diabetes Program Framework and an introduction to the three intervention focus areas included in the current Funding Opportunity Announcement: 1) Social, Environmental, and Policy interventions, 2) Health Communications, and 3) Health Care Systems interventions.
Ideal for new DPCP managers or those staff interested in a "refresher" on the basics of DPCP work, the course is presented in easy-to-navigate modules, complete with video and useful tools. Each module stands alone, so the course can be viewed in its entirety, or one module at a time, by individuals and by groups of participants.