WAND Webinar - Diabetes Prevention Program in Wisconsin
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When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: Online - Adobe Connect
United States
Contact: WAND Office

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WAND Webinar - Diabetes Prevention Program in Wisconsin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services want WAND members to know about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), including what’s new about it and what’s happening here in Wisconsin.  The Diabetes Prevention Program is a high-level, evidence-based behavior-change course introduced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Effective April 2018, Medicare will begin to reimburse DPPs that are CDC-recognized.

Presentation Objectives: 

  1. Define the science, theory, and fidelity assurance behind the National Diabetes Prevention Program
  2. Identify opportunities for dietitians to become involved with the National Diabetes Prevention Program
  3. Learn how one health system in Wisconsin is scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program using their clinical nutrition staff

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View a recording of this session here.  

About the Speakers:

Pam Geis has served as a contracted Health Promotion Specialist with the Chronic Disease Prevention Program at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) since 2004.  She provides leadership, technical assistance and guidance for diabetes and chronic disease prevention/management activity, programming, and system changes in Wisconsin.  Pam serves as lead staff for the National Diabetes Prevention Program in the state, provides leadership to the Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group and the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Framework to engage and mobilize public-private partnerships, and serves on several national-level committees including as immediate past chairman for the Diabetes Council of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.


Colleen Kristbaum, MS, RDN, CD, FAND is the Director of Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Management for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, part of Ascension. She manages 45 Registered Dietitians and 5 Registered Dietetic Technicians in 5 acute care hospitals and several outpatient clinics across SE Wisconsin. Colleen is the Quality Coordinator for the accredited and recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education program in the legacy Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare system. She coordinates 10 outpatient Diabetes Centers and manages 15 diabetes nurse and dietitian educators. Colleen has over 36 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian working in many areas of nutrition and dietetics. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Dietetics and her Masters of Science Degree in Administrative Dietetics at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee WI.