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!

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Upcoming Diabetes Webinar Event

Title:Hiding in Plain Site: Dealing with Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Community Health Center and in Your Practice
Presenter: Dr. Jim Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP, DiMM


Dr. Jim Schultz has served as the Chief Medical Officer for Neighborhood Healthcare since 2001. Neighborhood Healthcare is an 11-site, 67,000 patient Federally Qualified Community Health Center providing comprehensive primary care and Behavioral Health services to indigent patients of all ages in San Diego and Riverside Counties.  Dr. Schultz is a Family Physician who splits time between active patient care and administrative duties. He sees patients in the office at Neighborhood Healthcare and as a very part-time hospitalist at Palomar Medical Center.

 Dr. Schultz has been instrumental in growing clinic operations and improving patient access to specialty services. He has led the move to an electronic health record and has led and helped implement a robust population health improvement system. He also helped lead changes resulting in NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 Accreditation at all of the established NHCare primary care sites.

 Dr. Schultz also serves as the Medical Director for Health Center Partners (the local Community Health Center Consortium) and for Project Access San Diego. He is Volunteer Clinical Professor for the UCSD Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and is the lead faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Outpatient Gynecology Rotation.

 Dr. Schultz completed his family practice residency at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center a very long time ago. There he served as Chief Resident and was a Resident Director at the Florida Academy of Family Physicians for two years. He received his MD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his MBA from California State University, San Marcos. He recently was awarded the Diploma in Mountain Medicine and is working toward a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.


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Upcoming Webinars

Date Registering Soon! Speaker
June Medication Resources for Low Income Diabetic and Hypertensive Patients Victoria Tolentino
July Diabetes Care for Persons with Disabilities  Lauren Clark & Nancy Allen
August Transitional Care in Diabetes Mj Tran
Sept Medication Adherence in Persons with Diabetes Melissa Selden

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.

Registered Pharmacists 

The Utah Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.(0.1CEU's) 
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0119-0000-17-004-L01-P
Effective Dates: 1/20/16 - 1/20/19