Diabetes Education Training

Diabetes Education Training 2017-05-01T19:22:21+00:00

What Makes Our Training Unique?

MHP Salud currently provides self-management education and support program for community members with type 2 diabetes through our Salud y Vida program.

Our training experts include CHWs who provide diabetes education and support, as well as program managers who have firsthand experience with how diabetes education programs operate and the skills required to effectively provide these services to the community.

Who Is This Training Designed For?

The Diabetes Education training program provides comprehensive support to Community Health Workers and their Supervisors. Prior experience as a Community Health Worker or experience with diabetes education programs is not required for participation in this training.

An MHP Salud training expert will request information about your Community Health Worker program and conduct a pre-training meeting to personalize the training to match your organization’s needs and specific program.

What Is Included?

The Diabetes Education training includes a comprehensive training for Community Health Workers in a diabetes education program or a program that involves a diabetes education component AND a key skills Supervisor training.

The training package focuses on the following training topics:

Community Health Worker Training Component

  • Discussion of how to identify community resources and strategies for developing a community resources list
  • Overview of communication techniques and ways to build trust and engage participants as well as a review of teaching and popular education strategies
  • Comprehensive overview of nutrition recommendations, portion control and other key knowledge areas for diabetes self-management
  • In-depth review of diabetes, stages of disease progression, and common complications as well as self-management strategies and approaches
  • Cultural competency training on the target population being served
  • Complete review of program responsibilities and scope of work (personalized to your organization)
  • Introduction to data collection and program evaluation with a focus on understanding the importance of program evaluation and strategies for effective data collection and record keeping

Supervisor Training Component

  • Overview of essential components of and strategies for effective supervision
  • Recommendations on team meetings, staff check-ins, on-going training and other components of effective supervision of diabetes education staff
  • Introduction to developing job descriptions and determining the appropriate scope of work for Community Health Workers in the program
  • Case studies of diabetes education programs and strategies for troubleshooting any issues that arise
  • Introduction to developing program goals and objectives and determining evaluation metrics as well as an overview of strategies for data collection
  • Introduction to program evaluation tools and evaluation reports

Make The Training Work For You

In our more than 30 years of experience in training Community Health Workers and developing Community Health Worker programs, we have found that in-person, engaging, and highly interactive training sessions are a key to success in preparing Community Health Workers to work effectively in a range of programs. As a result, this training package is only available as an on-site training.

Included Support:
Pre-Training Meetings 4 hours (Virtual)
Training 16 hours for Community Health Workers plus 4 hours for Supervisors (On-site)
On-Call Post-Training Support 10 hours (Virtual)
Package Costs:
*Includes travel costs for any training location within the continental US

Additional Resources

Learn more about the impact of Community Health Workers on diabetes education and self-management programs with our Diabetes and the Community Health Worker Model brief report. We also offer a Know Your A1C Tool that can be printed as a pamphlet for program participants to track their A1C and other biometric information.

Additionally, our Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide is available for purchase and provides an overview of basic health issues and focuses on prevention, early detection and referrals. The guide serves as a tool to provide additional knowledge and resources to Community Health Workers in a variety of health programs, including Diabetes Education.

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