This series will include five online modules which provide learners a comprehensive, awareness-level understanding of diabetes, to enable them to effectively support, advise, and monitor programs, and services provided through community-based agencies, including Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). This series includes five training modules with each has their own set of pre and posttest questions.
- Module 1 – Diabetes: The Basic Questions and Answers
- Module 2 – A Closer Look at Diabetes
- Module 3 – Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes
- Module 4 – Prediabetes: The Crisis We can Prevent
- Module 5 – Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes
Learners will have flexibility to take the modules in whatever sequence they want, but the above sequence is recommended. Throughout the modules, learners will be introduced with fictional characters that may or may not have diabetes.
The modules in this program are each available individually within the Course Catalog
Type of Training
The intended audience for this course is anyone who would like to increase their knowledge of diabetes and diabetes prevention and control.
Length of Training
30 to 45 minutes for each module
At the end of each module, learners will be able to:
- Identify specific data related to diabetes in the United States
- Identify who is at risk for diabetes
- Explain the economic and human cost of diabetes
- Analyze the overall impact diabetes has in the United States
- Discuss the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of Type 1 diabetes
- Describe the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of Type 2 diabetes
- Describe the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of gestational diabetes
- Describe the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of prediabetes
- Assess the symptoms and the management based on the scenario presented
- Describe the social determinants of health that impact diabetes
- Explain the factors that impact disease management and social determinants of health
- Describe why lack of access to healthy options can influence healthy decision making
- Discuss policy interventions which address social determinants contributing to diabetes
- Recognize the impact prediabetes has the American population
- Explain the testing methods to identify prediabetes
- Discuss the prevention strategies for prediabetes
- Analyze the prevention strategies for Tony’s case based on the scenario presented
- Discuss ways on improving diabetes care and self-management
- Describe the elements of the Chronic Care Model in improving patient and system outcomes
- Explain emerging practices that could be adopted in your own practice
Pre-requisites (Learning level)
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion for each module will be awarded on successful completion of each module obtaining a score of 70% or higher on the posttest.
Additionally, a Certificate of Program Completion will be awarded on successful completion of the entire 5-module program.
In order to successfully view the module in this series, please note the following requirements.
- Any modern, updated browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
- Mac computer/laptop: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
- Apple iOS: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later
- Android OS: Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
- Screen Reader: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later
- Speaker or headphone – the modules have audio
The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA), Region 7 Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC); and the University of Iowa College of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice (UICPH-IPHP).
Course Design & Development
Deputy Director, Strategic Partnerships Division, Office of Quality Improvement Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration: Julia Sheen-Aaron, MPH
Subject Matter Experts: Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC
MPHTC Coordinator: Laurie Walkner, MA
Instructional Designers and Storyline Developers: Dena Fife, MA and Nor Hashidah Abd Hamid, PhD
Item Writer: Roger Hileman, MA
Narrators: Melissa Richlen and Brett Borden
Audio/Video Productions: Melissa Richlen, BA
LMS Coordinator: Tim Beachy, BA
Communication Specialist: Hannah Morrison Shultz, MA