April 9, 2012 (Bath, NY)… The Steuben Rural Health Network announces their newest initiative, the Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coaches Program (DPP) in Steuben County. The DPP program is a sixteen week, evidence based program open to anyone with a blood glucose level in the pre-diabetic range, or with risk factors for developing type II diabetes. The program began as a study and was only recently converted into a curriculum that could be used in community based organizations. This cutting edge program aims to help participants lose 7% of their body weight through increased physical activity and mindful eating.
Participants determine their appropriate caloric intake each week, and track their food in a food tracker to help them stay on target. Physical activity is also tracked, and participants weigh in each week to monitor their progress and stay on target. Along with our community partner, Steuben County Public Health, SRHN will offer this program in two sites in Steuben County during 2012. For more information, please contact SRHN at 607-776-9467.
About the Steuben Rural Health Network
The Steuben Rural Health Network is a collaboration of over 45 health and human service organizations dedicated to improving community health and wellness in Steuben County. It is service of the Institute for Human Services. For more information visit www.steubenrhn.org.
About The Institute for Human Services
The Institute for Human Services is a non-profit management support organization founded in 1984. The Institute provides management support, information and referral, organizational development, research and technology services to planners, funders and providers serving the Southern Tier of New York State. For more information visit www.ihsnet.org.