Improving Patients' Health through Diabetes Prevention Programs: June 6

Time: 10:00 AM




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
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

Improve the health of your patients by learning about an Illinois FQHC’s diabetes prevention program (DPP). This webinar will also provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognition process for DPP programs.


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

  • Learn how an organization has developed their DPP program.
  • Review the steps of CDC recognition for a DPP program.
  • Learn about the benefits of diabetes prevention programs.

Who this is for

This program is designed for providers, health educators and anyone who wants to start a diabetes prevention program or work through the CDC recognition process.


Angela Forfia, M.A.
Senior Manager of Prevention
American Association of Diabetes Educators

Angela Forfia has dedicated her career to working alongside community leaders, families, and youth to create a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy. In her work at the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Action for Healthy Kids, Rotary International, and the University of Chicago’s Center for Asian Health Equity, Forfia has managed multi-year initiatives to address access to care, childhood obesity, cardiovascular health, diabetes, viral hepatitis, and substance abuse at the local, national, and international levels.

Elizabeth Michaels, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.N., C.D.E.
Diabetes Educator, Program Instructor and Coordinator
Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation
Elizabeth Michaels has been an M.S., R.D.N. since 2006 and C.D.E. since 2013. After working both outpatient and inpatient in a hospital setting, she was hired on with a federally qualified health center (FQHC) as a Diabetes Program Coordinator. Michaels currently manages the program meeting with patients individually at the main site and just recently initiated telehealth at the remaining 10 sites. After joining and later co-leading an American  Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Diabetes Prevention Communities of Interest,  she received Lifestyle Coach training with AADE in November 2015 and initiated the first cohort of four the following January. They are currently on their third round of participants after receiving a grant through the American College of Preventative Medicine to increase the screening and referral process to their program.