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Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Jan. 15, 2018—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, announced it will present a new session of its diabetes prevention program to educate individuals on how moderate lifestyle changes and increased physical activity may cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as half. Based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the new series will kick off on Tuesday, March 6, with groups meeting for 16 weekly sessions, followed by 6 monthly maintenance sessions. More details about the program will be offered at informational meetings on Feb. 6 or Feb. 27 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
PTI lifestyle coach Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, said this one-hour weekly series emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes and is ideal for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for developing the disease.
 
“Over the course of 16 core sessions, participants will work with a trained Lifestyle Coach and their group to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to promoting sustainable lifestyle changes,” Irvin explained. “The Lifestyle Coach is someone who understands the difficulty of this lifestyle change and will work to equip participants with small changes they can readily make to eat healthier and be more active over time.”
 
The National Diabetes Prevention Program was developed by the CDC as an effective lifestyle change program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. In this program, participants will learn to:
⦁ Read food labels
⦁ Managesocial/food cues
⦁ Use ‘My Plate’guidelines
⦁ Problem-solve
⦁ Deal with stress
⦁ Apply proper portion control
⦁ Include physical activity in their daily lives
 
In addition to the weekly sessions, the program follows up with separate monthly maintenance lessons, which provide additional support and cover more specific topics, such as tackling holidays and special events, time management, food preparation/recipe modification, and long-term maintenance. The entire program runs March 6, 2018–February 12, 2019.
 

What: National Diabetes Prevention Program
When: Tuesdays–Starting March 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. over 16 weeks; plus 6 monthly follow-up sessions
Where: Country Creek Medical Bldg., 4986 N. Adams Rd., Rochester, 48306; large conference room
Cost: Free
Informational Session: Offered Feb. 6 or Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Country Creek Medical Building
Questions or registration: email yyang@transformcoach.org or call 248.475.4839

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —October 23, 2017— Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, is pleased to announce it has received accreditation for its care coordination and care management training programs by the Michigan Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the Michigan Board of Nursing.
 
The accreditation is valid for two years, Sept. 21, 2017 through Sept. 21, 2019, and was granted following a peer review by the Michigan Nurses Association’s Continuing Education Approval Program (CEAP) Committee. In commenting on the curriculum for the approved PTI programs, which were developed by PTI staff members Carla Irvin, R.N. and Ginny Hosbach, B.S.N, M.S.N., the CEAP Committee noted it was provider-directed and learner-paced, with enduring material.
 
“This accreditation is especially meaningful for PTI because it is unusual for a non-nursing organization to receive such a designation,” Ewa Matuszewski, PTI principal and founder, said. “It’s a reflection of the effort that PTI staff members have committed to making the care management and care coordination programs impactful for both clinical and non-clinical participants.”
 
PTI’s next Care Coordination and Care Management Training session, designed to educate health care professionals in the specifics of primary care management of chronic conditions, is set for Nov. 1-2 in Rochester. Registration can be done online. The program is approved for 20 contact hours by the Michigan Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Further, PTI is authorized by IACET to offer 2.0 CEUs for this program. In addition to care management programs, PTI offerings include the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP,) lifestyle coaching, Stanford Self-Management programs, A Matter of Balance, patient-centered-medical-home facilitation, learning collaboratives and a variety of training webinars.

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —September 20, 2017—Starting October 3, Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, will present the National Diabetes Prevention Program to educate individuals on the importance of moderate lifestyle changes and how increased physical activity may cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as half. PTI lifestyle coach Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, said this one-hour weekly series is ideal for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for developing the disease.
 
“Over the course of the 16 week core sessions, participants will work with a trained Lifestyle Coach and their group to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to promoting sustainable lifestyle changes,” Irvin explained. “The Lifestyle Coach is someone who understands the difficulty of this lifestyle change and will work to equip participants with small changes they can readily make to eat healthier and be active over time.”
 
The National Diabetes Prevention Program was developed by the CDC as an effective lifestyle change program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. In this program, participants will learn to:
 
• Read food labels
• Managesocial/food cues
• Use ‘My Plate’guidelines
• Problem-solve
• Deal with stress
• Apply proper portion control
• Include physical activity in their daily lives
 
In addition to the weekly sessions, the program follows with separate monthly maintenance lessons, which provide additional support and cover more specific topics such as tackling holidays and special events, time management, food preparation/recipe modification, and long-term maintenance.The entire program runs October 3, 2017 – September 11, 2018.
 
The National Diabetes Prevention Program will be held every Tuesday from 1:00 to–2:00 p.m. for 16 weeks beginning October 3 at the Country Creek Medical Building, 4986 N. Adams Road, Rochester, 48306. The maintenance program follows with monthly sessions. Participants will meet in the large conference room. To register or for more information, email yyang@transformcoach.org or call 248.475.4839. The program is free.