Community Diabetes Prevention Worker Training

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NAHO 2009, National Conference

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Community Diabetes Prevention Worker Training

  1. 1. First Nations Direction générale and Inuit Health de la santé des Premières nations et des Inuits Community Diabetes Prevention Worker Training Atlantic Region National Aboriginal Health Organization Conference Ottawa, ON November 24, 2009
  2. 2. FNIH, Atlantic Region, CDPW • 2006 Spring – FN/Regional/HQ planning for Community Diabetes Prevention Workers Pilot Project • Curriculum reviewed to meet Core Competencies • First Nations Cultural component including teachings by Elder, First Nations site, training around 4 seasons, later changed to 6 sessions • Graduation celebration  June 2007 – 9 graduates  June 2008 – 8 graduates  July 2008 – 8 graduates  June 2009 – 9 graduates
  3. 3. Course Overview • Yellowquill College, Winnipeg • Diabetes  Overview, signs & symptoms, types of diabetes  Team building/changing the way you look at change  Presentation skills  Nutrition/healthy meals/exercise  Family impacts  Personal care  Motivating a community  Assignments/tests
  4. 4. Traditional Teachings • Elder Josie opens and closes First Nation sessions with smudging and prayers • Shares traditional teachings using the Turtle • Picking of traditional medicines and making medicine pouches • Shares songs and stories • Inuit Elders also joined and shared during the Inuit workers training
  5. 5. Learning Results Group Completion Pre-Program Post-Program Pre-Post Average GPA Average Mark Mark Growth Growth GPA 1 9/11 14% - 60% 56% - 76% 8% - 50% 24% 69% - 94% 83% 2 8/11 40% - 60% 64% - 82% 5% - 39% 23% 79% - 92% 83% 3 8/10 35% - 67% 70% - 92% 10% - 48% 29% 79% - 92% 85% 4 9/11 14% - 70% 66% - 86% 6% - 62% 32% 81% - 91% 86%
  6. 6. Learning Change Pre and Post Course Learning Change Pre and Post Course Group 1 - 9 Students Group 2 - 8 Students 100 100 Pre Mark Pre Mark Min 80 80 and Max Min and Max 60 60 Post Mark Post Mark Min and Max Min and Max 40 40 20 20 0 0 Min Max Min Max Learning Change Pre and Post Course Learning Change Pre and Post Course Group 3 - 8 Students Group 4 - 9 Students 100 100 Pre Mark Min 80 Pre Mark 80 and Max Min and Max 60 60 Post Mark Post Mark Min and Max 40 Min and Max 40 20 20 0 0 Min Max Min Max
  7. 7. Where Do We Go From Here? • Annual Community Health Workers Diabetes Education Workshop • Video Conferencing for teaching and sharing • Chronic Disease Prevention Training Pilot • National CDPW Continuing Education Workshop

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