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DE0018: Diabetes Online CDE: Engaging Partners to Address Food Access

Date: 10/01/2022 - 3/31/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Jenna Cope, Lydia Kim
Director: Jan Frederick
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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The food system on Navajo Nation has been shaped by a complex history that has led to its current USDA designation/classification as a food desert. This session will include a discussion of how community partners including community members, public, private and non-profit organizations are working collectively and powerfully in Shiprock, New Mexico to improve access to healthy food and water, and to promote food systems change. Information on how other communities can build local, diverse partnerships to improve health and food access, and how clinical settings can implement strategies to support patients experiencing food insecurity will be shared. The training will also include strategies for supporting food insecure patients.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Summarize current information about the effects of food insecurity on health and health outcomes.
2.   Identify and utilize screening tools to assess food insecurity in persons with diabetes, as well as, other community members.
3.   Describe approaches for increasing access to healthy foods in rural and/or tribal communities.

Speaker / Presenter:

Jenna Cope — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Lydia Kim — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.