ADCES works with healthcare facilities, state and local departments of public health, and other professional healthcare groups to provide workforce training in the areas of diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management education and support. Custom-build your learning activities to achieve the training goals of your organization.
Where do your team members fit? These distinct levels are differentiated by educational preparation, credentialing, professional practice regulations, and the clinical practice environment. Use this helpful chart to see where some of our current educational offers fit by levels of practice.
For more detailed information on the practice levels, review this Practice Levels document.
Complementary workers who interact with those who have or are affected by diabetes. Diabetes paraprofessionals have various roles in the dissemination of information, acquisition of baseline skills and provision of self-management support.
Who are they?
* Health coaches meeting the professional and practice experience requirements described in the other certificate programs should enroll in the appropriate program.
Complementary healthcare workers who have a defined role in a certified or recognized diabetes education or prevention program. They may also be aligned with practices that serve a dedicated or focused proportion of people with diabetes.
Healthcare providers who interact professionally with people with diabetes to provide the essential knowledge and skills needed for safe self-care. These providers have
0–2 years of direct care experience in diabetes.
Healthcare providers who have achieved an advanced body of core knowledge and skills related to diabetes education and/or management above that which is required by the profession of origin. These providers meet the academic, professional, and experiential criteria to qualify for and maintain the CDE® credential.