CBHA is honored to receive full recognition from the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention for our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)!
This program focuses on promoting healthy lifestyle changes to help prevent
or delay type 2 diabetes. Our DPP team uses peer-to-peer learning and
a coaching model to promote a healthier life and overall wellbeing for
Meet the Team:
Left to Right: Ana Flores,
Lifestyle Coach; Sahira Ramirez,
Lifestyle Coach; Martha Mabry,
WIC Supervisor; Isis Carrillo,
Lifestyle Coach; Mishelle Vargas,
DPP Coordinator; Leo Gaeta,
Vice President of Programs;
Not Pictured: Adriana Favela,
The team’s favorite part about this program is meeting with participants,
and getting to listen to their stories, experiences and challenges. The
team also gets to see their participant’s growth throughout the
program, which is very fun to watch.
“I love watching our participants achieve their goals! As Public
Health Professionals, we want our community to be healthy, and we can
do that by educating the prevention of chronic diseases/conditions through
interventions and programs,” said Isis Carrillo, Lifestyle Coach.
This last year, their biggest obstacle as a team was figuring out how to
transition to virtual modes as COVID-19 became present in the community.
Their first priority was to ensure the safety of participants, by transforming
their in-person sessions to virtual video meetings. Throughout the year,
they dedicated their resources towards learning how to use virtual modes
and showing their participants how to use them as well.
”Virtual sessions do give us the flexibility to connect with patients,
while still being able to see them face-to-face. As much as we wanted
to be able to see our patients in-person, we knew it was safer this way,”
Mishelle Vargas, DPP Coordinator.
“I would like to say THANK YOU and congratulations to the DPP team
in our Family Services Department. This was a goal of ours going into
2021, over 2 years of process, and they worked hard to make it happen,”
said our CEO, Nieves Gomez.
We want to thank the CDC for giving us this recognition! We are happy that
we can bring this program to our communities and make a difference in
the lives of our patients!