Snow Hill, MD- The Worcester County Health Department is excited to announce that the agency has been awarded full CDC PLUS Recognition as a part of the Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Prevention Program.
This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition and additional retention thresholds. This achievement means that the agency has earned five years of CDC-recognition, as opposed to the three years that organizations in FULL recognition receive.
The Worcester County Health Department's Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Prevention Program is designed for individuals that have been diagnosed with prediabetes or have a history of gestational diabetes. The program is proven to help participants improve their eating habits, increase their daily activity, lose weight, and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Trained coaches help participants learn how to lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress. On average, participants lose 5-7 percent of their body weight through successful completion of the program.
“This achievement could not have been possible without the dedication of trained coaches, dedicated program participants, and the continued support of the county. This is an achievement that we all should celebrate,” says Crystal Bell, Chronic Disease and Tobacco Supervisor.
To find out more about the diabetes prevention program or to download a free prediabetes resource guide, visit www.worcesterhealth.org. If you’re at risk for prediabetes, take the prediabetes risk test today at www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org.
Pictured (L-R): Jacqueline Jones (Certified Lifestyle Coach), Crystal Bell (Chronic Disease & Tobacco Supervisor, Certified Lifestyle Coach), Rebecca Jones (Health Officer), Kelly Williams (Certified Lifestyle Coach), Mimi Dean (Program Director, Certified Lifestyle Coach)