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National DPP Lifestyle Change Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Change Program is an effort to help prevent type 2 diabetes throughout the United States. In 2010, the National DPP introduced its comprehensive program aimed at slowing the rising numbers of people in the US with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

million Americans have prediabetes*
of those don't even realize it*
DPP participants lowered their chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%

*Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Why We Care

At Touro University California, we understand well these national trends and how they affect our local community. In fact, 45% of Californians have prediabetes. Solano County, home to Touro, also faces high rates of childhood obesity, a major risk factor for diabetes.

Yet, at TUC we also understand that type 2 diabetes is a largely preventable and entirely controllable disease. That's why, as part of our concern and commitment to the health and well-being of those around us, TUC enthusiastically implemented the DPP program beginning in 2015.

Our efforts have been well-received in our community and our students have greatly expanded their classroom learning through serving and teaching in the community.

What We Do

Currently, as many as 88 million adult Americans have prediabetic conditions – a state of higher than normal blood sugar readings that isn't high enough yet to be considered diabetes – and 90% of those people don't even know.

Prediabetes puts people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. However, in many cases, prediabetes is reversible.

Touro University believes in serving the community in which we live and bettering the lives of the people around us. As part of this commitment we participate in the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program, bringing life-changing understanding, direction and necessary tools to nearby residents trying their best to stay healthy and diabetes-free.

The DPP is a yearlong course designed by the Center for Disease Control to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. TUC has offered the program free to the public since 2015. The program has been found to cut the risk of diabetes by over 50%.

Call 707-638-5970 or email Maya Ramsey at to learn more.

Become A National DPP Lifestyle Coach

The Diabetes Team at Touro University California has an MOU with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as a National DPP Lifestyle Coach Training entity. Trained Lifestyle Coaches from CDC DPRP-recognized organizations effectively deliver the evidence-based National DPP Lifestyle Change Program.

The DPRP Standards for the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program explains in detail how an organization may apply for, earn, and maintain CDC recognition. The National Diabetes Prevention Program Customer Service Center contains standards, materials and toolkits related to all aspects of the program.

We are not offering Master Trainer training at this time, please check the CDC Customer Service Center for a list of other training entities that may be offering them.

Cost To Attend The Basic Training

The 12-hour training cost $750 per trainee. Please register for the training and then submit payment by one of the following methods.

Methods of Payment:

      1. Pay by credit card (preferred) after you register.
      2. By check. Please email Ann Lee at to arrange for payment by check prior to attending the training.

If there is a group of individuals from your organization that would like to become coaches, you may be eligible for a discounted group rate. Please email Ann Lee at for pricing options.

*Fees are waived for current students, and full-time Touro faculty and staff.

Upcoming Training Schedule

All sessions are held virtually via Zoom. All times listed below are Pacific Time (PT).

February Training

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9am-4pm (PT)
Sunday, February 26, 2023, 9am-4pm (PT)

March Training

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9am-4pm (PT)
Sunday, March 26, 2023, 9am-4pm (PT)

April Training

Saturday, April 29, 2022, 9am-4pm (PT)
Sunday, April 30, 2022, 9am-4pm (PT)

If you would like to be notified by email when new dates are posted, please click the Register Now button below to fill out the form. Select “Contact me for future trainings” when given the option. We look forward to meeting you soon!

*If you are attending this training to receive elective credits as a Touro student, please sign up by clicking the Register Now button below. Further instructions on how to receive credits will be given during the training. You will submit the elective form after you have attended the training.

CDC Resources For Lifestyle Coaches