Recap – Diabetes Learning Collaborative on June 3, 2014

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Recap – Diabetes Learning Collaborative on June 3, 2014

On June 3, 2014, the Coalition hosted the Diabetes Learning Collaborative – the first in a series of programs to address employer strategies for preventing and treating diabetes, and improving the health of employees and their families.

At this program:

  • Ron Goetzel, Ph.D., described current research on the cost impact of obesity and diabetes on health and productivity, the evidence supporting worksite health initiatives, and metrics used to evaluate the cost effectiveness of worksite health strategies.
  • Heather Hodge shared the evidence for the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program, the cost of inaction and the rollout of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.
  • Renae Lind, RN, BSN, CDE shared tools and resources that can be used by employers and providers for supporting employees and dependents with diabetes.
  • Attendees were treated to a healthy cooking demonstration and lunch by Celebrity Chef Rory Schepisi

Ron Goetzel and Heather Hodge have made their slides available. Click on the images below to open slide presentations: