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QTAC Training
The NYS QTAC offers training for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Walk With Ease Programs. If you are interested in learning about training opportunities please contact us.

  • NDPP
  • DSME
  • CDSME Videos

Walk With Ease
A QTAC Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program provides support and guidance to participants while delivering this lifestyle change program over the course of 16 core sessions and 6-8 monthly post core sessions. Trained coaches will facilitate workshops according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Recognition Program (DPRP) standards and will receive ongoing support from QTAC Master Trainers.

QTAC Lifestyle Coach Training
A 2-day live training that will enable trainees to facilitate lifestyle change through the National Diabetes Prevention Program and working with diverse groups of participants. We host trainings at our location or yours. We can help you with training in Spanish. In some cases Master Training is also available.

Requirements to be trained as a QTAC NDPP Lifestyle Coach
To be trained as a QTAC Lifestyle Coach you must working with an organization having pending or full recognition through the CDC DPRP to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program. If you have not considered CDC recognition please contact the QTAC so we can discuss the many benefits of being a part of a national public health effort to prevent diabetes and assure quality program delivery and outcomes.


The QTAC provides training in the following Stanford Self-Management Programs:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
  • Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish CDSMP)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
  • Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes (Spanish DSMP)
  • Positive Self-Management Program for HIV (PSMP)
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP)

Types of CDSME Trainings

  • 4-day (24-hour) training for those who wish to lead co-lead/facilitate community workshops as trained Peer Leaders.
  • 1½-day training for those who are already trained as Peer Leaders and wish to be cross-trained in one of the other Stanford Self-Management Programs. (This provision does not apply to the Spanish Language Programs)
    This training is to certify a Master Trainer to co-lead Peer Leader Trainings (a 4½-day training to train others to become Peer Leaders), Peer Leader Cross-Trainings, and Peer Leader Update Trainings.
  • 1½-day Trainings for Master Trainers who would like to be cross-trained in one of the other Stanford Self-Management Programs.
    This training serves to update Leaders and Trainers in significant program changes made by Stanford University. This training is usually one day in length (for peer leaders) or 3-hours in length (via a webinar) for Master Trainers.

Requirements to be trained in a CDSME Program
To be trained as a leader you must be working with an organization who is an NYS QTAC Partner.
CDSME Programs are peer-led models, it is preferable that trainees have a chronic health condition themselves or are a caregiver for someone who does. For specific condition focused program, peer leaders should either have the condition and/or provide care to someone who has that condition (e.g. diabetes for the DSMP, HIV for the PSMP, etc.)
Trainees should agree to co-lead at least two workshops a year and be willing to sign a Peer Leader Agreement provided by the NYS QTAC.

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