Advancing Partnerships with Schools to Address Diabetes Risk Factors in Elementary School Children

Accepting applications now.  Apply Here. Closing date February 28th, 2020.

What does connecting health centers with schools make possible for children at risk of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM)? Health centers, in collaboration with schools, can play a powerful role in performing appropriate screening, prevention, and management of elementary-aged children with obesity and other pre-diabetic indicators.

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the School-Based Health Alliance are convening this learning collaborative to assist health centers that collaborate with an elementary school(s) to enhance their work by providing targeted interventions for students with pre-diabetic indicators or school-wide interventions to prevent diabetes. The target audience for this learning collaborative is:

  • Health centers with an established collaboration with an elementary school(s)
  • PCA staff who provide assistance to health centers that seek to collaborate with elementary schools in preventing diabetes

Through virtual learning sessions and optional coaching, participants in this learning collaborative will learn: how to use health and education data (including social determinants of health data) to determine the most appropriate intervention to bring to their collaborating school; essential elements of evidence-based programs that address pre-diabetic risk factors in elementary school-aged children; and four programs for potential use by their health center—including a telehealth-based program: Kid POWER (KiPOW!),  iAmHealthy, Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND), and We Can!

AUDIENCE

Health Care Providers, Health Center Staff and Administration (CEs will be provided) .

TIMELINE AND COMMITMENT

Participants will attend four 90- minute live Zoom learning sessions. NNCC and the Alliance will host these learning sessions on March 3, 10, 24, and 31, 2020. Homework will be assigned between some learning sessions.

This learning collaborative is pending up to 6.0 prescribed credit hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AAFP CME toward its member continuing education requirements. Participants are eligible to receive one (1) CME/CNE credit per module. Up to six (6) credits are available.


The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) is a member organization dedicated to advancing the principles of nurse-led care through policy advocacy, innovative public health programming, and training and technical assistance. For more information, contact Emily Kane at ekane@nncc.us.

The School-Based Health Alliance works to improve the health of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care. Our vision is that all children and adolescents are healthy and achieving at their fullest potential. For more information, contact Andrea Shore at ashore@sbh4all.org.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09738-11-00, award title “Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless” for $450,000. Zero percent of this project is financed with non-federal sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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