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Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Promotes NDEP’s School Guide During Telehealth Workshop

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services conducted a Diabetes Telehealth Workshop promoting the NDEP’s Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel utilizing the Nebraska School Nurse Telehealth Network. The Telehealth Network is a valuable resource that provides education and information to multiple sites throughout the state. Partners included: nurse managers, the Nebraska School Health Program, the School Nurse Telehealth Network, diabetes educators, and the St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants were able to describe effective nursing diabetes management principles and the nurse’s role in the school setting. A certified diabetes educator from St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center conducted the workshop, which focused on:

In addition, a resource sheet with information on the guide was provided to participants. To increase access to school personnel, a link to the guide was posted to the Nebraska School Health Program’s website.

An evaluation of the workshop showed that the majority of participants had positive feedback. The workshop reached a total of 21 sites throughout Nebraska, with 60 certificates of participation issued. Since Nebraska is a rural state, a larger number of school health nurses were reached via the Telehealth workshop.

To learn more about this promotion, contact Kathy Goddard at kathy.goddard@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-0194.


Frederick County Health Department Receives Model Practice Award for its Diabetes Prevention Program, Power to Prevent

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The Frederick County Health Department was recently highlighted in NDEP’s March Partner Spotlight for launching Power to Prevent, a lifestyle diabetes prevention program that utilizes NDEP’s Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention curriculum. As a follow-up, NDEP is pleased to announce that the Frederick County Health Department has received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Model Practice Program for its Power to Prevent program. The overall goal of this program is to reduce the burden of chronic disease by preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes and preventing or delaying health complications associated with type 2 diabetes.

For more information about this program, contact Angela Blair at ablair@FrederickCountyMD.gov or (301) 600-1861.


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