Terry Saunders, PhD and Joyce Green Pastors, MS
Dr. Terry Saunders and Joyce Green Pastors, MS, have completed training at CDC's Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) in Atlanta and are now Master Trainers for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). The program is a major effort by CDC to disseminate the lifestyle change components of the Diabetes Prevention Program research at the community level nationally. It is coupled with a certification program to ensure quality control of the community-based implementation.
As Master Trainers, Joyce and Terry will provide standardized 2-day training programs for the lifestyle coaches who facilitate lifestyle change sessions in community-based diabetes prevention programs. No NDPP-based program currently exists in Virginia, but they hope to be instrumental in establishing them throughout the state.