DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ Coach Training
Faculty members of the Diabetes Prevention Support Center of the University of Pittsburgh have partnered with Spark360™ (formerly Innovative Wellness Solutions™) to offer Lifestyle Coach training in delivery of the Diabetes Prevention Program Group Lifestyle Balance™ program.
The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program was adapted directly from the Diabetes Prevention Program's (DPP) successful lifestyle intervention by members of the original DPP Lifestyle Resource Core at the University of Pittsburgh. The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program has been shown to be effective in reducing weight and other risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the community.
The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance workshop is provided by experienced University of Pittsburgh faculty from the original DPP team who have been implementing and evaluating the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program in the community for the past decade. To date the DPSC faculty have trained more than 2,500 health providers across the United States and internationally to become Lifestyle Coaches. There are currently no training workshops scheduled.
The DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is an approved curriculum for application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. For more information about the DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program click here.