Establish and Improve Prediabetes Screening and Referral: Spotlight on the AMA Initiative - May 3

Time: 10:00 AM

Location:

Webinar

Registration:

There is no cost to register. Funding for this program was provided by Illinois Dept. of Public Health State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (CDC-DP13-130504PPHF16).

Continuing education contact/clock hours will be provided by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Continuing education credits are available for:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Counselors-Professional/Clinical
  • Dentists/Dental Hygienists
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Nurses (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers

Register Online

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 84 million American adults have prediabetes, and 90 percent of them don’t know they have it. This webinar will share strategies for working with and educating patients on prediabetes. It will also feature information on Prevent Diabetes STAT (Screen, Test, Act Today™).

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the trends in type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, and implications for clinical practice
  • Review the evidence that supports referring patients with prediabetes to a lifestyle change program
  • Identify the services available through the AMA
  • Discuss practical considerations for implementation of a diabetes prevention initiative to improve population health

Who this is for

This program is designed for providers, health educators and anyone who wants to start or improve a diabetes prevention program.

Speakers

Janet Williams, MA, Senior Program Manager, American Medical Association
Janet Williams is senior program manager of physician and health system engagement at the American Medical Association (AMA). She has more than 30 years of public health program and policy development experience. She manages the AMA’s prediabetes initiative to develop and test clinical tools and resources for engaging health systems, clinicians and health departments in diabetes prevention. She works with state and local medical societies, health departments and health systems to establish a prediabetes screening and referral mechanism that is integrated into existing clinical care. Before joining the AMA, Janet was director of tobacco prevention and control for the Cook County Department of Public Health and deputy executive director of public affairs for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago. She holds a master’s in media advocacy and public policy from DePaul University.