Module 1: Diabetes: The Basic Questions and Answers

Category: Chronic Disease - Diabetes

Prevention and Management of Diabetes:  Current Community-Based Strategies

This course is also available as 5-module program on Diabetes within the Program Catalog


Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention Program, Community-Based Agencies, Social Determinants of Health


This series will include five online modules which provide learners a comprehensive, awareness-level understanding of diabetes, to enable them to effectively support, advise, and monitor programs, and services provided through community-based agencies, including Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  This series includes five training modules with each has their own set of pre and posttest questions.

  • Module 1 – Diabetes: The Basic Questions and Answers
  • Module 2 – A Closer Look at Diabetes
  • Module 3 – Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes
  • Module 4 – Prediabetes: The Crisis We can Prevent
  • Module 5 – Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes

Learners will have flexibility to take the modules in whatever sequence they want, but the above sequence is recommended. Throughout the modules, learners will be introduced with fictional characters that may or may not have diabetes.

Type of Training

Online Self-Paced

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is anyone who would like to increase their knowledge of diabetes and diabetes prevention and control.

Length of Training

30 to 45 minutes for each module

Learning Objectives

At the end of each module, learners will be able to:

Module 1

  • Identify specific data related to diabetes in the United States
  • Identify who is at risk for diabetes
  • Explain the economic and human cost of diabetes
  • Analyze the overall impact diabetes has in the United States

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain: Public Health Science Skills – Tier 1

6A6: Describes evidence used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services

6A8: Contributes to the public health evidence base (e.g., participating in Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks, community-based participatory research, and academic health departments; authoring articles; making data available to researchers)

Domain: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills – Tier 1

8A3: Describes the ways public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually to impact the health of a community

8A4: Contributes to development of a vision for a healthy community (e.g., emphasis on prevention, health equity for all, excellence and innovation)

Pre-requisites (Learning level)


CEUS Offered


Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion for each module will be awarded on successful completion of this module which is getting a score of 70% or higher on the posttest.



Technical Requirements

In order to successfully view the module in this series, please note the following requirements.

  • Windows computer/laptop:
    • Any modern, updated browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
    • Mac computer/laptop: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
    • Apple iOS: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later
    • Android OS: Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
    • Screen Reader: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later
    • Speaker or headphone – the modules have audio


The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA), Region 7 Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC); and the University of Iowa College of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice (UICPH-IPHP).

Course Design & Development

Deputy Director, Strategic Partnerships Division, Office of Quality Improvement Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration: Julia Sheen-Aaron, MPH

Subject Matter Experts: Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC

MPHTC Coordinator: Laurie Walkner, MA

Instructional Designers and Storyline Developers: Dena Fife, MA and Nor Hashidah Abd Hamid, PhD

Item Writer: Roger Hileman, MA

Narrators: Melissa Richlen and Brett Borden

Audio/Video Productions: Melissa Richlen, BA

LMS Coordinator: Tim Beachy, BA

Communication Specialist: Hannah Morrison Shultz, MA

Creation Date: November 1st, 2019