201391 Lessons learned in the development of a type 2 diabetes prevention train-the-trainer curriculum for community health workers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Claire McGarry , SciMetrika, Research Triangle Park, NC
Melanie Livet, PhD , SciMetrika, Research Triangle Park, NC
Betsy Rodriguez, MSN , Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation finds community health workers (CHWs) to be crucial in providing ethnic minorities with type 2 diabetes prevention information and in creating links between health care providers and community members. SciMetrika was contracted by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to help develop the Road to Health (RTH) Toolkit and train-the-trainer materials to prepare CHWs and CHW trainers to outfit representatives from African American and Hispanic/Latino communities with the tools and skills needed to promote prevention of type 2 diabetes. To prepare the trainers to teach others in their communities, NDEP and SciMetrika implemented a series of day-long English and Spanish language sessions with CHWs and CHW trainers were. Information gathered at these sessions and afterward from urban and rural African American and Hispanic/Latino CHWs and CHW trainers was used to refine the population-specific modules of the RTH Toolkit. This informal feedback from CHWs also prompted the development of a Training Guide and Training Video explaining how to use the RTH Toolkit and identifying possible dissemination methods (e.g., training sessions) for CHWs who did not attend the train-the-trainer sessions. This presentation will focus on the role played by CHWs and the lessons learned in the development of the RTH Toolkit and train-the-trainer materials.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the Road to Health Toolkit and associated materials development as a train-the-trainer tool for African-American and Hispanic/Latino communities. 2. Explain the critical role of community health workers in developing the type 2 diabetes prevention in African American and Hispanic/Latino communities. 3. Discuss lessons learned from this project.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working with NDEP on this project since August 2008 as a project coordinator for SciMetrika.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
SciMetrika, LLC Type 2 Diabetes. Public health research (SciMetrika was contracted by NDEP to help develop the Road to Health Toolkit and Training Materials and to conduct pilot tests/focus groups) Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.