Diabetes Webinar Series

The EPICC Program offers a FREE monthly Diabetes Webinar Series that provides continuing education for professionals at no cost. The webinar is held on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, and is conducted using Adobe Connect. The purpose of this webinar series is to keep healthcare professionals up to date on the latest information in diabetes care and education.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

The Utah Department of health is committed to being a valuable supporter and resource for all healthcare providers in the state of Utah and across the nation. The continuing education credits offered through this webinar series are among the approved credits necessary to acquire and maintain national accreditation as a DSME provider. The series provides 11 of the 15 required CEUs, annually. Are you putting your continuing education to good use? Are you interested in receiving a scholarship to become an accredited DSME provider? Would you like more information on the ins and outs of DSME? Download and explore the Utah DSME Toolkit to learn more!

For additional provider and patient resources available in English and Spanish please visit the EPICC DSME page.

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Upcoming Diabetes Webinar Event

Title: Tobacco- a 360 Approach
Presenter:Julie Christie, MPH, MCHES & Frances Favela, MPH

Bio:
Frances Favela is the Outreach Coordinator for the Utah Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. She works in partnership with community-based organizations to decrease tobacco use in communities who face adversity and inequality. Frances works tirelessly to improve tobacco effects in targeted populations by listening, building relationships and promoting local resources. Frances has worked in tobacco control for over eight years and has over 15 years of public health experience. She has worked for several respected hospitals and health agencies such as Utah Department of Health, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Cigna, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and the YMCA. She has created hospital-wide tobacco use patient care protocols, developed 100 unique corporate wellness programs, managed a hospital bedside tobacco cessation program and was involved in eight years of academic medical research. Frances holds a Masters of Public Health in Health Promotion from Portland State University. Julie is the Health Plan Liaison for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at the Utah Department of Health, where she encourages health plans to provide comprehensive tobacco cessation benefits for their members. She also serves as chair of the Utah Tobacco-Free Alliance's Health Systems Policy Workgroup. Julie has over 15 years of experience working in healthcare. She earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Utah and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

 

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Upcoming Webinars

Date Registering Soon! Speaker
     
May 2018 Traveling with Diabetes Rachel Reiter
June 2018 DSME & NDPP in Diabetes Care Marci Butcher
July 2018 Physical Activity in Person W/Diabetes Brett McIff
August 2018 Fad Diets in Diabetes Nica Clark/Carmen Ramos
Sept 2018 Emergency Preparedness & Response Maryanne Strobel

Continuing Education

Continuing education units are available for nurses (1.5 hours), dietitians (1 hour), Pharmacists (1 hour) and a general certificate of participation (1 hour) can be provided for all other groups (e.g. CHES).

Registered Nurses

The Utah Department of Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Utah Nurses Association/Western Multi-State Division. This educational program will provide 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Provider code P14-03. RN's must take the pre-test and the post-test, receiving 80% or greater on the post test to receive a certificate.

Registered Dietitians 

The Utah Department of Health is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) can receive 1.0 continuing professional education units for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.