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The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) is a dedicated center within the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance. We provide innovative training, technical assistance, and services to foster strong leadership, increase organizational capacity, and strengthen partnerships within the diabetes prevention and control community. The essence of our work is capacity building.



Highlights of some of DTTAC’s current initiatives include:

  • Lifestyle Coach and Master Trainer Select Training - DTTAC is training Lifestyle Coaches to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program at sites around the country. DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training provides the skills, knowledge, and experience that Lifestyle Coaches need to successfully facilitate this proven-effective program. DTTAC also prepares highly-qualified individuals to serve as Master Trainers Select, who can provide Lifestyle Coach Training within their organization and its partners.
  • Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action - Targeted for coalitions working at both the state and community level, the Diabetes Today two-day training provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work with partners and mobilize community resources to implement an effective community-based action plan for diabetes prevention and control.
  • Serving State Health Departments - DTTAC provides targeted training and services to State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs) and their partners, including free, online courses with expert instructors discussing a range of topics, from Strategic Planning to Health Communications.



DTTAC was established in 2009 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Diabetes Translation. Our goal is to work alongside our partners to assess needs, fill gaps, and provide practical solutions to prevent and control diabetes and its complications.