Training adolescents to be self-management coaches for diabetic family members: A novel approach to empower at-risk youth and their families
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Identify the need for diabetes awareness and prevention programs that directly reach at-risk adolescents. Describe the curriculum model used to train adolescents to become diabetes coaches for family members. Explain the efficacy and advantages of a family based approach to diabetes self-management.
Keyword(s): Self-Management, Adolescents
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: After graduating from medical school at Stanford, I designed and implemented the Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaching Program from its inception, and I designed the evaluation tools to assess the course efficacy. I also conducted the in depth qualitative interviews with course participants. I am a physician researcher with a background in education through Teach for America. During my years in medical school, I created and implemented health outreach programs with under-resourced local schools.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.