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.


Advance™ Live Webinar - All Foods Can Fit: Understanding the Nutrition Approach of the National DPP

  • Description:

    The National DPP lifestyle change program is not an individualized nutrition program. Nor is it intended to be a restrictive or prescriptive diet. Many lifestyle coaches struggle with this less directive approach to lifestyle change and wonder if giving more specific guidance would yield faster or more ideal results. In this webinar, the current approach to healthy eating presented in the refreshed Prevent T2 curriculum will be reviewed and explained. Experienced lifestyle coaches with…

  • Created by: DTTAC Administrator
  • Categories: Advanced Webinars

Health Equity: DTTAC Advance Virtual Bootcamp

  • Description:

    This is part 1 of  2. 

    Part I - Thursday, February 10th, 2022 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm ET

    Racial/ethnic inequities exist in the risk, development, and complications of type 2 diabetes, with people of color experiencing the greatest burden of disease. As a lifestyle coach aiming to prevent type 2 diabetes, developing a health equity lens is imperative to ensure equity in outcomes for all participants. This advanced training will explore issues of bias,…

  • Created by: DTTAC Administrator
  • Categories: Advanced Webinars
  • Tags: bootcamp, virtual, health equity, dttac advance, events