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Diabetes Prevention ProgramsOresteban CarabeoKaplan University

Notes: Greetings, everyone. My name is Oresteban Carabeo, and I will be presenting a Diabetes Prevention Program.1

Introduction Overview YMCA of Greater Charlotte Diabetes Prevention Program Identify Social Marketing, Media and Public Relations Reach Target AudienceCultural CompetencyHealth DisparitiesMulticulturalismStakeholders CollaborationHealth Policy RecommendationsProgram Challenges

Notes: The PowerPoint introduction will provide an overview of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte organization for Diabetes Prevention Programs along with social marketing, media, and public relations to reach the target audience. This presentation also will explain cultural competency, health disparities, multiculturalism, stakeholders collaboration, health policy recommendations, and challenges with Diabetes Prevention Program.


YMCA of Greater Charlotte OverviewYMCA MissionVisionValuesFocus (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.)

Notes: According to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte (n.d.), the mission of the organization is to implement Christian principles into practice through community programs to build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all participants. Similarly, the YMCA organization provides the vision by connecting, engaging, enhancing, and building the lives of all people throughout the community. YMCA values represent caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, faith, and their primary focus adhere for young development by nurturing the potential of all child and teen. For healthy living, the YMCA improve the nations health, well-being, and social responsibility that provides support to all neighbors (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.).


About The YMCA OrganizationYMCA Services YMCA locationsYMCA Year EstablishmentCommunity Relationships (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.)

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Notes: The YMCA of Greater Charlotte (n.d.) services around 300,000 individuals including men, women, children regardless of their age, background, and income. The YMCA is a non-profit organization that helps the community by creating programs, such as healthy eating, physical exercise, and diabetes prevention regimens for people. The YMCA has 19 locations along with two resident camps, such as Thunderbird and Harrison. Since 1874, the YMCA has provided an excellent relationship to the community by making not just promises, but physical, personal, and social change for individuals (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.).


Diabetes DiseaseDiabetes Common Condition (WHO, 2004)Diabetes Type 2PrediabetesComplications (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.)

Diabetes Disease

Notes: According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2004), at least 171 million people have diabetes in the world, and it has become a common condition with population aging along and growth that contributes to the overall trend increments of the disease, which lead individuals towards obesity, unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles. YMCA of Greater Charlotte (n.d.) stresses that Type 2 diabetes is more frequent in humans that affect more than 26 million in the United States including up to one million in Charlotte, North Carolina. Another health condition is prediabetes, which is the primary precursor for Type 2 diabetes development in individuals. The metabolic disorder, such as Type 2 diabetes lead people to have stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and blindness (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.)5

YMCA Diabetes Prevention ProgramDiabetes Prevention Program OutcomesHow the Program WorksProgram GoalsParticipation (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.)

Diabetes Prevention Program

Notes: The YMCA of Greater Charlotte (n.d.) reveals that Diabetes Prevention Programs help people who are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes development by adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. The diabetes prevention program works through classroom settings of over 25 sessions combined with trained lifestyle coaches who teach participants about eating healthy, physical activity, and other changes in behavior. Diabetes Prevention Programs can be taken for a year at the YMCA, which consists of 16 weekly sessions combined with three sessions every other week for the first six months. Then, the second half is followed by six monthly sessions. The program goals are to reduce body weight in individuals by 7% along with increased physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.). One of the purposes of the Diabetes Prevention Programs is to know who can participate. One of the requirements to participate in the program is that individuals have to be 18 years old. An overweight person with a body mass index above 25 is another requirement for participation along with being at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes; YMCAs Diabetes Prevention Program reduces the new number of type 2 diabetes cases by 58% and 71% of adults over 60 (YMCA of Greater Charlotte, n.d.).6

Social Marketing/Media and Public Relations

Social Media Effective CommunicationSocial Media SourcesSocial Media Worldwide Social Media Helps Diabetics to Make Safer Decisions (CDC, 2016)

YMCA Diabetes Prevention

Notes: Social media can help the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs by informing the public about the importance of preventing diabetes within the community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2016), social media, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter can help disseminate diabetes prevention messages about the program and how it works across the world to provide knowledge for individuals. Similarly, the use of social media provides a connection with millions of people who are diabetics and non-diabetics through the use of developing communication technologies. The application of social media can help minimize the potential impact of health and safety about diabetes prevention by shortening the dissemination time for people. Social media can reach larger and diverse audiences through the use of personalized information by reinforcing health messages about diabetes around the world for diabetics. Individuals could benefit by communicating through social media and attending public engagements, which can help diabetics by making safer decisions about their health management and prevention of diabetes (CDC, 2016).7

Social Media Elements to Reach the Target Audience

Communication Health CampaignsSocial Network ParticipationThe Importance of the InternetButtons and Badges (CDC, 2016)

Social Media Elements

Notes: The CDC (2016) stresses that social media incorporation into health communication health campaigns, such as Diabetes Prevention Programs allow health communicators to encourage social dynamics, network participation in the community, and influence individuals with decision making. Notably, the internet has become the door for many health professionals to address health concerns through online sources, seek peers advice, and obtain significant health information about Diabetes Prevention Programs. Social media tools can be downloadable products of buttons and badges, and they can be applied to resources, such as social network sites. Buttons are graphic elements that can include an image, such as the Diabetes Prevention Programs at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. These visual elements can be used in social media to call individuals for an action to combat diabetes with prevention programs, and they can be posted on a website. Similarly, badges are small graphic images that link a message, such as diabetes prevention to a web page, and they can be displayed on an individuals social network. This social network can support the cause of the action taken to combat the disease. Social media tools can be used to reinforce personalized messages that reach new audiences and build communication infrastructure (CDC, 2016).8

Social Media Elements

Social Media Elements to Reach the Target Audience (Continued)

Image SharingContent CreationMobile DevicesPodcast Social Media (CDC, 2016)

Social Media Elements

Notes: The CDC (2016) reveals that social media elements, such as image sharing of the Diabetes Prevention Programs can be used by individuals to post on public websites where can be seen, marked, and categorized. Image sharing is a valid way to encourage health communication activities for individuals, such as public health images related to eating healthy and exercising regularly to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Similarly, content creation improves social media channels through the internet by mobile phones cameras, which are widely used to take photos by those participating in social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Mobile devices can be utilized for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte campaign of Diabetes Prevention Programs to distribute photos through social networks. Also, the use of podcast social media digital audio and video files can deliver Diabetes Prevention Programs information conveniently for individuals. The podcast can be can be played on the go from an iPod, mobile device, and portable player. The podcast can increase access to health messages, such as diabetes prevention program, participation, eligibility, and health benefits for individuals. Health professionals utilized the library podcast to revise numerous topics related to health, including diabetes prevention (CDC, 2016). 9

YMCA Cultural Competency and Health Disparities

YMCA Inclusive Organizational CultureYMCA Access by All IndividualsDiversity ImplementationOrganizational Commitment (YMCA of the USA, 2011)


Notes: According to the YMCA of the USA (2011),


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