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Latino Diabetes Initiative - Professional Education

It is widely known that multiple medical, demographic, social and cultural factors influence diabetes care, adherence to treatment and health outcomes, yet very few programs address all these aspects in routine clinical practice. Joslin's Latino Diabetes Initiative provides culturally appropriate diabetes care and education, research, community outreach and professional education in order to improve outcomes for Latinos living with diabetes or those who are at risk for developing the disease.

Our strategy is to improve knowledge and expertise among community-based health professionals and paraprofessionals through training that is accessible and applicable to the needs of all levels of health providers serving Latinos. As part of this effort, we provide information about diabetes prevention, education and treatment for Latino populations. In addition to our education programs, we also work collaboratively with referring physicians to co-manage patients with diabetes. Working together we can help our Latino patients reach their therapeutic goals and live a better life with diabetes.


LDI Visitor Program for International Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals from around the world have been interested in coming to the Joslin Diabetes Center to observe our activities in the Latino Diabetes Initiative. This is an excellent opportunity for international visitors to learn more about Joslin's high-level research, clinical care and education initiatives. In recent years, the Latino Initiative has hosted health professionals from all over Latin America and Spain.

For more information on the Latino Initiative Vistor Program, click here: (PDF)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs

The Latino Diabetes Initiative team offers continuing medical education (CME) to clinicians on a national and international level. Professional education programs offered by the Latino Initiative address the needs of the full primary care team—including physicians, dietitians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and other health workers. A sample of our programs is listed below:

-Series on Cardiometabolic Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Boston, MA

-Series on Diabetes in the Latino Population: New York City, Washington, DC, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Cleveland, and San Diego

-Series on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Puerto Rico

-ADA Symposium at the Postgraduate Course

-National Hispanic Medical Association Meeting

Visit the Joslin CME program calendar or, for more information about CME, please contact Joslin's Professional Education Department at (888) 567-5460 or cme@joslin.harvard.edu.


Programs for Allied Health Professionals

The Latino Diabetes Initiative has contributed to the Joslin Annual Allied Health Professional Course by presenting lectures about diabetes in minority populations, as well as its particular effects on Latinos. 

 

It is possible, by losing weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise, to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes .

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Page last updated: October 24, 2014