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 pre-diabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

If you are a Lifestyle Coach, join the community here.


If you are already a member, sign in here.


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.


Upcoming Events

DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training: San Diego, CA

  • Description:

    The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health are partnering to provide in-person training, as well as ongoing web-based learning resources, to prepare people to serve as Lifestyle Coaches to deliver the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) in Spanish!

    The CDC-led National DPP…

  • Created by: DTTAC Administrator
  • Categories: Lifestyle Coach
  • Tags: spanish, lifestyle coach

Brilliant Beginnings: Making the most of sessions 0-5!

  • Description:

    The ways in which an organization and Lifestyle Coach plans for and delivers the first weeks of the National DPP Lifestyle change program can help or hinder a participant's engagement in the lifestyle change program.  This webinar will help lifestyle coaches and program coordinators prepare to deliver their first lifestyle change program sessions in an intentional and engaging way. Experienced Lifestyle Coaches will share their lessons learned and best practices for the first few weeks of…

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