Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group Delegate Podcast

Jennifer O. Barr, MPH, CDCES, RDN, LDN

Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group (DDPG) is a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and offers you a podcast with diabetes care and education updates, new member benefits, and up to date resources for diabetes providers. As leaders in the healthcare community, DDPG members make positive contributions for people with diabetes and their families, the DDPG membership, healthcare providers, other professional organizations and industry partners. Our mission is to empower DDPG members to be leaders in food, nutrition and diabetes care and prevention. DDPG vision is to optimize the health of people impacted by diabetes using food, nutrition and self-management education. Our Strategic Priority Areas include: Goal 1: The public trusts and recognizes DDPG members as food, nutrition, and diabetes experts Goal 2: DDPG members optimize the health of individuals and populations impacted by diabetes Goal 3: Membership and prospective members view DDPG as vital to professional success.The DDPG Podcast will help with our strategic priority areas and provide another venue to stay up to date on our activities, publications, and legislative updates. read less

The Leadership Institute
Feb 18 2022
The Leadership Institute
The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic’s Leadership Institute is a comprehensive professional development program designed to help current and future leaders in nutrition, health and wellness develop leadership, communication and career development skills including executive presence, project management and decision making to interpersonal communication, strategic planning and team building.  Through a combination of self-directed study, in-person training, networking opportunities, small group projects and virtual learning, participants will gain hands-on experience to become more effective leaders. To learn more about the Leadership Institute visit https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/professional-development/face-to-face-learning/leadership-institute-program-details.  Isabel Maples,MEd, RDN, National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics explains what the Academy Leadership Institute entails, including learning modules, costs, benefits and mentoring opportunities.  Isabel explains how the Leadership Institute offers tools for leadership and innovation for collaborative ready practice.  Every year our Diabetes DPG sponsors a member to attend the Leadership Institute, though any Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics member can apply.   In this episode’s podcast we interview Leadership Institute Diabetes DPG scholarship awardee Jaime Kowatch. Jaime shares with us her experience and gives us a bird’s eye viewpoint of what it is like to attend the Leadership Institute.
Reimbursement Resources with Jason Roberts and Diabetes DPG Save the Dates
Jan 11 2021
Reimbursement Resources with Jason Roberts and Diabetes DPG Save the Dates
Jason Roberts is new Reimbursement Chair for the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group (Diabetes DPG) and helps Registered Dietitians in our DPG with resources and reimbursement.  His role with Diabetes DPG drives what and how we are getting paid, as well as care, increasing access for patients to see a Registered Dietitian for medical nutrition therapy. Jason discusses resources for reimbursement, including the MNT Provider, a monthly newsletter specifically tailored for registered dietitian nutritionists. The MNT Provider includes articles on topics such as billing, coding and coverage, CMS updates and releases, practice and business management, health care reform, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance reimbursement, and is free to Academy members. Other resources are available at the Diabetes DPG website under professional resources, then payment.  Register for the first ever Virtual Diabetes DPG Symposium 2/19 to 2/20! Sign up for the Delegate Book Club to further the House of Delegates 2020-2021 critical issue a systems approach to accelerating nutrition and health equity. We are very excited to offer this pending CEU learning opportunity to you.  Our book club will be a two part series, first laying the foundation where we can make shifts in our thinking and actions relating to racism and second how to apply what we learned to our clinical practice.     The first book will be Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.  Meeting: Wednesday, February 17th, 5-7 PM E.T.   Consider watching Reynolds' and Kendi's interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show and reading this interview by Nikole Hannah-Jones with Jayson Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi about their collaboration and what Stamped means to them as pre-work prior to our discussion.  I will send a list of discussion questions on February 1st prior to our virtual meeting.        The second book will be A Practice Beyond Cultural Humility: How Clincians Can Work More Effectively In A Diverse World.  Dates and Times of next meeting will be voted on February 17th after our Book Club Discussion.    Sign up by emailing jennifer@downingtownnutrition.com.