Welcome to Common Ground

Common Ground is an online learning community hosted by the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University.

This community is for Lifestyle Coaches who are delivering the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based, year-long program that helps adults with prediabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

 If you are already a member, sign in here.


Watch our welcome video to get started as a new member of our community! 


About this Online Community


The Common Ground community is a space for Lifestyle Coaches to learn, connect, and access resources to help successfully deliver the proven-effective National DPP lifestyle change program.  Common Ground provides Lifestyle Coaches with helpful resources, tips for delivering the program, and opportunities to ask questions of Master Trainers and other Lifestyle Coaches throughout the country.

Common Ground is hosted by DTTAC, an organization that has supported the National Diabetes Prevention Program since 2010. In addition to hosting Common Ground, DTTAC trains Lifestyle Coaches and Master Trainers and provides ongoing learning and support for Lifestyle Coaches and organizations delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Who Can Join Common Ground?

The Common Ground community is designed specifically for Lifestyle Coaches  who are delivering the evidence-based National DPP lifestyle change program. 

If you are a Lifestyle Coach from an organization that is delivering the National DPP lifestyle change program, we welcome you to JOIN THE COMMUNITY 

If you are already a Common Ground Community member, SIGN IN HERE!

Why join Common Ground?

Lifestyle Coaches live and work all over the country, but they stand on common ground: Lifestyle Coaches are united by their efforts to bring evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes to their communities across the country.

In this online community, Lifestyle Coaches can learn from experts and peers, share their experiences, get updates on the national program, and read stories about delivering the program on the ground.


Facilitation & Retention: DTTAC Advance Virtual Bootcamp

  • Description:

    Facilitation & Retention: Recipe for Success in the Lifestyle Change Program

    Training Length: 8 hours 

    Part I - Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm ET
    Part II - Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm ET

    In Part I, you’ll assess, review, and enhance your facilitation skills for delivery of the National DPP in any modality. Through engaging…

  • Created by: DTTAC Administrator
  • Categories: Advanced Webinars
  • Tags: bootcamp, advanced

Liven Up Your Lifestyle Change: DTTAC Advance Webinar Live

  • Description:

    Liven Up Lifestyle Change: Making your Sessions Exciting, Entertaining, and Engaging!

    Competency: Program Implementation

    Making lifestyle changes is serious business, but effective Lifestyle Coaches know that making sessions interesting and fun makes the serious work easier to do! Adding a creative and fun flair to sessions, especially in months 7-12, can help keep participants coming back to sessions. In…

  • Created by: DTTAC Administrator
  • Categories: Advanced Webinars
  • Tags: advanced webinars, live webinar