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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives

Other Trainings

IHS divisions and departments, as well as the network of partners to the Indian health system, offer training opportunities and professional development courses and resources for health professionals. These resources and opportunities may include the following: Show details icon Show details

Continuing Education credits may also be available. Health professionals are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities for training and growth in their area of work.

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IHS Training Resources

Let’s Move! in Indian Country

SDPI Grantee Webinar Series: Sharing Youth and Family Best Practices

Let's Move! in Indian CountryLet’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) is a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Let's Move! is “dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.”

LMIC seeks to advance and support the work that Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees, Tribal health programs, community members, and organizations are already doing to address childhood obesity and improve the health of Native youth.

Throughout our history, Native communities have provided some of the best examples of healthy food and sustainable community-based practices. To highlight some of these examples, LMIC webinars will be held monthly to feature SDPI grantees and their best practices in addressing youth and family health.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    3pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT / 11am AKDT

    This session will be recorded and provided on the Let's Move! in Indian Country website.

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    No registration required. This web-based session is scheduled for one hour.
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    If you can only join by phone, dial 1-800-832-0736, Room *1323940#.


Archived Training: Division of Diabetes

Not eligible for CME/CE credit.

The training opportunities listed below no longer offer CME/CE credit; however, the information shared on the various training topics may provide a good understanding of diabetes care in the Indian health system.


IHS Tele-Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

The IHS Tele-Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE) offers a wide variety of online educational events in conjunction with the University of New Mexico and other IHS divisions. Training topics vary from IHS Clinical Rounds, Pain and Addiction, Traumatic Brain Injury, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Parenting, Counseling Techniques, Child Mental Health, Psychopharmacology, Historical Trauma, and more.

Office of Minority Health Cultural Competence Training

Think Cultural HealthOffers 9 hours of no cost CME/CE credit.

Cultural and language differences may engender misunderstanding, lack of compliance, or other factors that negatively influence clinical situations. A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care, is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. This e-learning program is hosted by Office of Minority Health and offers up to 9 hours of no cost AMA PRA Category 1 CME/CE credit. It equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve. The website and training are available at: http://cccm.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/ Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov .

Veterans Health Administration Training Resources

Employee Education System VHA TRAINThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN) is a learning management system provided by the Public Health Foundation. In addition to programs focused on Veteran patient care, a comprehensive catalog of over 1,000 public health topics, including diabetes and other chronic diseases, is available. Some courses offer CME/CE credit and are no cost, while others may have a fee associated with the training. Both live and recorded training opportunities are provided.

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  • Creating an account or log in with an existing account by going to the VHA TRAIN website. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
  • Use the "Advanced Search" to browse the topics and types of training.
  • Track training courses and certificates through VHA TRAIN, with the option to print a transcript.

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External Training Resources

Professional Training Resources

Professional Certifications

Certified Diabetes Educator Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Learn more about and apply for the Certified Diabetes Educator credential, which allows health care professionals who have defined roles as diabetes educators to demonstrate that they have distinct and specialized diabetes education knowledge.

Certified Lipid Specialist Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Learn more about how physicians and mid-level providers can become recognized for their advanced training and experience in managing patients with lipid disorders.

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: 1-844-IHS-DDTP (1-844-447-3387) | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov