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Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstration Projects Webinar Series
Diabetes Prevention

ACPM will host a webinar series this autumn featuring the work involved with ACPM's Diabetes Prevention Program demonstration project funded by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation. The three webinars—September 25, October 23 and November 8—will examine each of the six grantees' experiences developing and implementing protocols for screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program.

The webinar series will be recorded and available through ACPM's Diabetes Prevention Program Resource Center. Please review the agenda for a discussion schedule. There is no cost to attend, but you must register to participate.

There is no cost, but registration is required.

The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MOC information will be sent to ABPM on behalf of the participant.

ACPM designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Attendees of this internet live course may also apply for ABPM MOC credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

LEARNING Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain key components the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP)
  • Identify processes for screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program
  • Evaluate screening and referral models and ways to develop, and operationalize these models

Webinar Schedule

November 8, 2018
Webinar 3
Federally Qualified Health Centers

Christopher Rural Health Corporation + Northeast Missouri Health Council
November 8, 2018 (12:00–1:30 pm EDT)

  • Webinar #3 Recording  - coming soon 
  • Presentation


Welcome and Introductions

Moderator (5 minutes)

  • Webinar Overview
  • Speaker Introductions
ACPM Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstration Projects

Moderator (10 minutes)

  • National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • ACPM and CDC Partnership
  • ACPM Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstration Projects
Grantee Demonstration Projects Overview

Grantee 1 (25 minutes)

  • Screening, Testing and Referral Process
  • Barriers and Solutions
  • Scalability Planning

Grantee 2 (25 minutes)

  • Screening, Testing and Referral Process
  • Barriers and Solutions
  • Scalability Planning
Q&A Session

Moderator (25 minutes)

  • Moderator Questions for Speakers
  • Participant Questions


Heather Tindall Readhead
Heather Tindall Readhead, MD, MPH

University Health Services (UHS), Primary and Urgent Care
University of California Berkeley

Dr. Heather Tindall Readhead joined UHS in 2018 as a physician in Primary and Urgent Care. She received her BA from Bowdoin College in Family Medicine, her MD from Penn State College of Medicine, her MPH from UCLA School of Public Health, and she completed her residency at Columbia University. Dr. Readhead also serves on the American College of Preventive Medicine's Diabetes Prevention Advisory Board. She has a special clinical interest in mental health, weight loss, women's health, preventive care, public health, and emergency disaster management.

Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Founder and Principal

HealthType LLC

Dr. Liana Lianov has advanced the lifestyle medicine movement in the US and internationally, including leading the first of its kind intensive lifestyle medicine curriculum by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). She is vice-chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Medicine (ACLM), a past president of ACLM and served on the board of directors of both ACLM and ACPM. She is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine and completed a psychiatry fellowship. As a public health medical officer for the California Department of Health Care Services, she managed a variety of chronic disease, mental health

and prevention programs.



Victoria Costales
Victoria Costales, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Prevention and Lifestyle Management/Associate Program
Director, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Griffin Hospital

Dr. Victoria Costales serves as Director for Griffin Hospital’s Center for Prevention and Lifestyle Management and Associate Program Director for its Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Her work focuses on promoting population health/community health by connecting providers and patients to lifestyle change and prevention programs as well as stewarding graduate medical education training. Her patient care is through Wellness for Life, a 12-week lifestyle change program, where she leads a team of health experts that come alongside a cohort of individuals who make changes in their nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other lifestyle areas. Dr. Costales completed her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Master of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health. She pursued her Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine training at Griffin Hospital, Fellowship in Public Health Practice at the New York City Health Department and Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University Of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She also serves on the Prevention Practice Committee of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Vivian Ayuk
Vivian Nnacho Ayuk, PharmD, CDE

Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator
Accent on Health LLC.

Dr. Vivian Nnacho Ayuk is a Clinical Pharmacist, Diabetes Educator and an Entrepreneur. Her Educational background include a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Minnesota in 2004, and she is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. In addition to practicing at Accent on Health, she is also the co-owner of Flexcare Pharmacy an independent Community Pharmacy in Washington DC. She was instrumental in creating the Flexcare Diabetes Wellness Center and as Program Director got the center to be accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators to provide Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT). She is also the Lead Researcher in pilot studies at Accent on Health, Flexcare Pharmacy and Howard University Diabetes Center looking at the role of smart blood glucose meters in the management. She recently partnered with the DC Department of Health Chronic Disease Division to facilitate the delivering of Evidence Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education, Prevention and Support Programs.

Marin Johnson
Marin Johnson, MS

Program Manager
MaineHealth, Prevention and Wellness

Marin Johnson joined the Prevention and Wellness team at MaineHealth in 2015 focusing on assisting primary care practices with process improvement strategies for clinical staff and patient education to help patients prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure, and get screened for colorectal cancer. Marin received her BS from University of Wisconsin in Family and Consumer Journalism and her MS in Nutrition from University of Saint Joseph’s in West Hartford, Connecticut. She spent several years providing nutrition counseling and coordinating clinical, community, and policy actions to support healthy eating and active living.

Lucille Hughes
Lucille Hughes, MSN/Ed, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE

Director of Diabetes Education
South Nassau Communities Hospital

Lucille Hughes is the Director of Diabetes Education for South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH). She has a 28-year professional career in diabetes, and has worked as a CDE in the following work environments: inpatient acute care, home care, private endocrinology practice, and outpatient diabetes education centers. Lucille has created and implementing four AADE recognized outpatient diabetes education centers and presently oversees inpatient and outpatient diabetes education at SNCH. She is the co-chair of the hospital endocrine disease committee and critical care glycemic control committee.

Elizabeth Michaels
Elizabeth Michaels, MS, CDE

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Diabetes Education Coordinator
Christopher Rural Health Corporation, FQHC

Elizabeth Michaels is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After working nearly 10 years in a hospital setting doing both inpatient and outpatient work, she now works at an FQHC in Southern Illinois serving 11 locations spanning several counties. Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation has a Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (5 years) and after attending AADE lifestyle coach training, she initiated a Diabetes Prevention Program in 2015. She is a COI co-leader for Diabetes Prevention through AADE as well as a Local Network Group founder. She has served in multiple committee positions in the Southern Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics group and is a co-facilitator of the Southern Illinois Diabetes Resource Team.

Carrie Snyder
Carrie Snyder, MPH, CDE

Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
Northeast Missouri Health Council

Carolyn Snyder is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator with the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In 2008, she completed her Master of Public Health from Kansas State University. Her graduate research concentration was in nutrition, physical activity, and the use of behavior change theories. She joined Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc. in 2014. Since being hired she has led in the development of Medical Nutrition Therapy, Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services, and Diabetes Prevention Programs. She serves as NMHC’s American Diabetes Association Education Recognized Program Quality Coordinator. In addition, she is the co-coordinator of the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program, where she also plays a role as a lifestyle coach. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing lifestyle program development, implementation and evaluation.

Demonstration Projects

In the fall of 2017, ACPM selected six health care organizations/practices to develop and implement a protocol for screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program, either through the EHR or by using another non-electronic approach. The demonstration projects were funded by CDC Division of Diabetes Translation. 

Grantees documented their experiences and lessons learned as case studies to inform and teach others. Case studies will be available August 2018 through the ACPM's Diabetes Prevention Program Resource Center. The resource center is provided as a one stop resource to equip physicians and health care professionals planning to increase awareness, screening and referral within their practice.

Learn more about the ACPM's Diabetes Prevention Program initiative and demonstration projects.

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