Tuesday, April 24, 2012

[414] Leaders Needed to Help Diabetics Manage Their Illness

FOR RELEASE: April 24, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

MTSU Offers Free Training under Stanford University-Created Program

MURFREESBORO—The MTSU Center for Health and Human Service will present five more leadership-training sessions for the Yes I Can! Diabetes Self-Management Program May 10, 11, 17 and 18 at Murfreesboro’s Primary Care and Hope Clinic.

The sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the clinic, located at 1453A Hope Way.

Participants who complete the four-day training regimen will co-facilitate community workshops under a program developed by Stanford University. The Yes I Can! program helps people learn techniques and strategies they need for day-to-day management of diabetes.

Characteristics of a workshop leader include problem-solving abilities; a commitment to help others; a willingness to listen, learn new skills and become a healthy role model; openness to new ideas; and an ability to protect confidentiality.

The training is free, and all materials will be provided. This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

To register or for more information, contact Cindy Chafin, project manager, at 615-898-5493 or cynthia.chafin@mtsu.edu. An online application form is available at http://mtsu.edu/achcs/YesICan.shtml.

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