Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education
To improve the quality and accessibility of care for persons in Virginia with diabetes, by providing educational programs and resources for diabetes educators, based on current research and best practices.
VCDPE has been a unique resource for providers of diabetes care in Virginia since 1987. Affiliated with the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the VCDPE's programs and resources benefit healthcare providers throughout the Commonwealth. Its multidisciplinary staff--J. Terry Saunders, PhD (psychology) and Joyce Green Pastors, RD, MS, CDE (nutrition and diabetes education)--bring broad perspective to the Center’s educational programs and services.
- Improve diabetes-related knowledge and practices of healthcare providers across Virginia, including physicians, medical residents, nurses, dietitians, dietetic interns, and pharmacists, by providing high-quality diabetes professional education programs.
- Increase access to diabetes patient education programs in medically underserved areas of Virginia through the use of telehealth technologies.
- For persons with, or at high risk of, diabetes, provide educational programs targeting community-based settings, such as workplaces, physician offices, fitness centers, and pharmacies.
- Support efforts of the Virginia Diabetes Council to implement the Virginia Diabetes Plan (2008-2017).
The Center is located in the Fontaine Research Park, at:
450 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903