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DE0418: Diabetes Online CDE: Traditional Foods are a Way to Talk About Health: The CDC Traditional Foods Project

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
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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Historical, economic, social, and environmental determinants of health are critical to understanding type 2 diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The purpose of the Traditional Foods Project [TFP] was to implement and evaluate a community-defined set of strategies to address type 2 diabetes by focusing on traditional foods, physical activity, and social support. This webinar will describe the process, outcomes and lessons learned from the TFP to increase and sustain community access to traditional foods and related activities to promote health and help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Examine the importance of tribally based participatory action in developing health promotion programs that honor traditional ways of knowing.
2. Incorporate strategies for increasing food security with sustained community access to traditional foods.
3. Identify one change you can make to encourage use of traditional foods among patients and tribal members in your clinical or community practice.

Speaker / Presenter:

Lemyra DeBruyn — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Dawn Satterfield — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Larry Alonso — 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.